mercifulness mercifulness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the feeling that motivates compassion
  2. (n) a disposition to be kind and forgiving
  3. (n) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

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Usage(s):

  • He reads Machiavelli, Ignatius of Loyola, Marx and Hegel; he is cold and unmerciful to mankind, out of a kind of mathematical mercifulness.

Quotes

  • "I do not pin my hopes on your mercifulness; I just hope you will be pragmatic," Saakashvili added.
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: Civil Georgia

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