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as in mercy
kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it the judge showed forbearance, and gave the teenaged first offender a suspended sentence

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“Forbearance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forbearance. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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