mercifully mercifully  /ˈmɜr sɪ fə li/


  • (adv) in a compassionate manner


  1. Combat was balletic and mercifully blood-free.
  2. He warns against passing love notes, as they tend to get intercepted; he's mercifully still a few years away from discovering the horrors of drunk dialing.
  3. The July, 2000 incident, which bloodied the floor at a Reading, Massachusetts hockey rink, was front page news for a few days, then mercifully faded from sight.


  1. Malcolm Ralph Morgan

    Woodstock, Vt. — Malcolm “Mickey” Morgan passed away peacefully on June 10, 2013, after a mercifully brief stroke.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Valley News

  2. Fresno City Council waits for Swearengin's budget plan

    Mayor Ashley Swearengin is slated Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to tell the Fresno City Council how she'll fix next year's finances, mercifully ending what has been two days of toothless budget hearings.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fresno Bee

  3. Baseball: Pitching, then hitting fail Ames in doubleheader loss

    Mercifully, with one out and no one on in the last inning of a doubleheader being played Monday at Ames, Marshalltown first baseman Hunter Hillygus was finally retired at the plate. It was on a chopper back the mound, one that came far too late for the host Little Cyclones. By then, the Bobcat senior clean-up hitter had done his damage.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Go Cyclones


  1. "At this point, mercifully, we believe all Hoosiers are secure," Gov. Mitch Daniels said at a news conference. "We hope that will continue."
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Mitch Daniels Source: (registration)

  2. "Mercifully we were spared a direct hit," said Prime Minister PJ Patterson in an address to the nation.
    on Sep 11, 2004 By: PJ Patterson Source: BBC News

  3. "Mercifully I wasn't written into that deal," Webb said of the film.
    on May 31, 2006 By: Charles Webb Source: FOXNews

Word of the Day
languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /