Crossword clues for mercies
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mercy \Mer"cy\ (m[~e]r"s[y^]), n.; pl. Mercies. [OE. merci, F. merci, L. merces, mercedis, hire, pay, reward, LL., equiv. to misericordia pity, mercy. L. merces is probably akin to merere to deserve, acquire. See Merit, and cf. Amerce.]
Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.
Examples of justice must be made for terror to some; examples of mercy for comfort to others.
Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence.
--Luke x. 37.
Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help.
In whom mercy lacketh and is not founden.
--Sir T. Elyot.
A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.
The Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.
--2 Cor. i. 3.
Mercy seat (Bib.), the golden cover or lid of the Ark of the Covenant. See Ark, 2.
Sisters of Mercy (R. C. Ch.),a religious order founded in Dublin in the year 1827. Communities of the same name have since been established in various American cities. The duties of those belonging to the order are, to attend lying-in hospitals, to superintend the education of girls, and protect decent women out of employment, to visit prisoners and the sick, and to attend persons condemned to death.
To be at the mercy of, to be wholly in the power of.
Syn: See Grace.
n. (mercy English)
Usage examples of "mercies".
The world was first created by judgment: and as it could not so subsist, Mercy was conjoined with Judgment, and the Divine Mercies sustain the Universe.
As I stood there thanking Heaven for these small mercies, there was a slip and a scuffle, and down came Leo alongside of me.
In this district, the elephants, being unacquainted with the hunter and his tender mercies, would allow one to walk up to within twenty yards of them in the open, while they stood, with their great ears cocked for all the world like puzzled and gigantic puppy-dogs, and stared at that new and extraordinary phenomenon -- man.
They certainly could not think of carrying this load of cloth, ropes, and cordage, to Granite House, for the weight of it was very considerable, and while waiting for a suitable vehicle in which to convey it, it was of importance that this treasure should not be left longer exposed to the mercies of the first storm.
Granite House, for the weight of it was very considerable, and while waiting for a suitable vehicle in which to convey it, it was of importance that this treasure should not be left longer exposed to the mercies of the first storm.
To the surprise of most of his hearers--and to the satisfaction of the suspicious--there was no word of the recent crowning mercies, save a perfunctory mention in the opening prayer.
It went to my heart to leave such things as those sweet tools to the tender mercies of an old thief of a savage whose greedy eyes I could see gloating over them.
Mercy conjoined with Judgment and the Divine Mercies sustain the Universe, 800-u.