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English definition of “mercy”

mercy

noun [S] (EVENT/SITUATION)    /ˈmɜː.si/ US  /ˈmɝː-/
an event or situation that you are grateful for because it stops something unpleasant : After months of suffering , his death was a mercy. They were on a mercy mission to take food to the refugees when they were attacked .Good luck and bad luckCausing pleasure
(Definition of mercy noun (EVENT/SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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