act of mercy


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act of mercy

In evasion and recovery operations, assistance rendered to evaders by an individual or elements of the local population who sympathize or empathize with the evaders' cause or plight. See also evader; evasion; evasion and recovery; recovery; recovery operations.
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As treason is a crime levelled at the immediate being of the society, when the laws have once ascertained the guilt of the offender, there seems a fitness in referring the expediency of an act of mercy towards him to the judgment of the legislature.
Cecilia sees an act of mercy, suggested by the presence of the disengaged young man.
He could hold to the idea that the closing had practically been for him an act of mercy, a chance offered him to descend, depart, get off the ground and never again profane it.
To that limited extent the murder was based on a belief - a misguided belief - held by each of you that the murder was an act of mercy.
Those numbers suggest that it may not be an act of mercy but of enlightened self-interest to formalize their presence within U.
Joselu, however, is gradually losing the supporters, and should probably be left out as an act of mercy.
Marjhon, probably with little awareness, selflessly gave me one of his kidneys as an act of mercy and compassion.
Insua of the Global Catholic Climate Movement said that viewing creation care as an act of mercy incorporates the idea more deeply into Catholic spirituality Or as Francis, quoting John Paul II, wrote in Laudato Si', "If the simple fact of being human moves people to care for the environment of which they are a part, Christians in their turn 'realize that their responsibility within creation, and their duty towards nature and the Creator, are an essential part of their faith.
A RAM RAIDER was spared jail as an act of mercy to help a chronically sick teenager who depends on him for his care.
It speaks so eloquently to the cruelty of the bill the speaker calls an act of mercy.
A FORMER councillor who bombarded a schoolgirl with "disgusting and obscene" texts has been freed from jail as an act of mercy by top judges.
One would have expected the parishioners and the priest to be awakened by the Bishop's act of mercy.