mercifully

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adverb mer·ci·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\

Definition of mercifully

  1. 1 :  in a merciful manner

  2. 2 :  fortunately 2 <mercifully we didn't have to attend the meeting>

Examples of mercifully in a sentence

  1. His crimes have been dealt with mercifully.

  2. Mercifully, the professor always makes our tests easy.

14th Century

First Known Use of mercifully

14th century


MERCIFULLY Defined for English Language Learners

mercifully

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adverb mer·ci·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\

Definition of mercifully for English Language Learners

  • : in a kind or merciful way

  • : in a good or lucky way


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