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Mercy

mercy

Origin: OE. Merci, F. Merci, L. Merces, mercedis, hire, pay, reward, LL, equiv. To misericordia pity, mercy. L. Merces is prob akin to merere to deserve, acquire. See Merit, and cf. Amerce.

1. 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. (bacon)

2. Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence.

3. 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)

4. 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,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.

Synonym: See grace.


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... Not so much with this "person". You can't apologize for something like this. It was intentional, it was angry, it was dangerous. No mercy.

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by AngelFelina
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:33 am
 
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Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... and such) animals to have free will? Like, if you look at a spider, do you think it makes choices and decisions, or is it completely on the mercy of its reflexes and reactions to external and internal signals it receives? I know that you cannot know the spider's thoughts, but what is your ...

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by biohazard
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 am
 
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Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... small bit: Think of a neuron: it is a cell, and I don't think anyone can claim that a cell has a free will. To the contrary, it is utterly on the mercy of the signals from its environment, its actions to each stimulus can be predicted and in all ways it works like a tiny factory, albeit a biological ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:44 am
 
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Re: mutations and dependencies

Until someone has read Darwins 'Origins' they are the mercy of university biology teachers who KNOWINGLY indoctrinate them/evolutionary biology propaganda. That ncbi article doesn't state that there is no succession. You've only shown that, if there ...

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by jinx25
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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Creation of species through programmed evolution

... “It is like that. Your Lord says, “It is a simple thing for Me (Allah) and (We wish) to make him (i.e., her son Jesus) a sign to mankind and a Mercy from Us (Allah). It is a matter ordained.” So she conceived him (i.e., her son Jesus) and she retired with him to a remote place.” (Q. 19:16-22). ...

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by PAWahid
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Creation of species through programmed evolution
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