mercifully


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mer·ci·ful

 (mûr′sĭ-fəl)
adj.
Full of mercy; compassionate: sought merciful treatment for the captives.

mer′ci·ful·ly adv.
mer′ci·ful·ness n.

mercifully

(ˈmɜːsɪfʊlɪ)
adv
1. in a way that shows mercy; compassionately: mercifully put down.
2. (sentence modifier) fortunately; one is relieved to say that: mercifully, all went well.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.mercifully - in a compassionate mannermercifully - in a compassionate manner; "he dealt with the thief mercifully"

mercifully

adverb thankfully, happily, luckily, thank goodness Mercifully, a friend came to the rescue.
Translations
بِرَحْمَه
soucitně
barmhjertigt
miskunnsamlega
milosrdne
Allah'tanşans eseri

mercifully

[ˈmɜːsɪfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= kindly) → con clemencia, con compasión
2. (= fortunately) → afortunadamente, gracias a Dios

mercifully

[ˈmɜːrsɪfʊli] adv
(= fortunately) → par bonheur, Dieu merci
It was a mercifully short conflict → Le conflit fut bref par bonheur., Le conflit fut bref Dieu merci.
(= compassionately) to act mercifully → montrer de la compassion, agir avec compassion

mercifully

adv actbarmherzig; treat sbgnädig; (= fortunately)glücklicherweise; his suffering was mercifully shortes war eine Gnade, dass er nicht lange leiden musste; the country is mercifully free from ethnic tensionsdas Land ist glücklicherweise frei von ethnischen Spannungen

mercifully

[ˈmɜːsɪflɪ] adv (act) → con clemenza, con misericordia; (fortunately) → per fortuna

mercy

(ˈməːsi) plural ˈmercies noun
1. kindness towards a person, especially an enemy, who is in one's power. He showed his enemies no mercy.
2. a piece of good luck or something for which one should be grateful. It was a mercy that it didn't rain.
ˈmerciful adjective
willing to forgive or to punish only lightly. a merciful judge.
ˈmercifully adverb
ˈmerciless adjective
without mercy; cruel. merciless criticism.
ˈmercilessly adverb
at the mercy of
wholly in the power of, liable to be harmed by. A sailor is at the mercy of the sea.
have mercy on
to give kindness to (an enemy etc who is in one's power). Have mercy on me!
References in classic literature ?
So for this man too the end came mercifully, without grief or pain
Assisted the victim of the most horrible of all false imprisonments to escape; or cast loose on the wide world of London an unfortunate creature, whose actions it was my duty, and every man's duty, mercifully to control?
Advocating therefore a VIA MEDIA, I would lay down no fixed or absolute line of demarcation; but at the period when the frame is just beginning to set, and when the Medical Board has reported that recovery is improbable, I would suggest that the Irregular offspring be painlessly and mercifully consumed.
I raise fervent prayers to Heaven that the Almighty may exalt the race of the just, and mercifully fulfill the desires of Your Majesty.
A sad eclipse of the serene soul, a sharp struggle of the young life with death, but both were mercifully brief, and then the natural rebellion over, the old peace returned more beautiful than ever.
We arrived at Goa in some vessels bound for Camberia: here we lost a good old Abyssin convert, a man much valued in his order, and who was actually prior of his convent when he left Abyssinia, choosing rather to forsake all for religion than to leave the way of salvation, which God had so mercifully favoured him with the knowledge of.
Now, for most folks one pair of legs lasts a lifetime, and that must be because they use them mercifully, as a tender-hearted old lady uses her roly-poly old coach-horses.
Do you think:" the uncomplaining eyes in which there is so much endurance, fill with tears, and the lips part a little more and tremble: "that it will seem long to me, while I wait for her in the better land where I trust both you and I will be mercifully sheltered?
Her consciousness, if they let it alone--as they of course after this mercifully must--WAS, in the last analysis, a kind of shy romance.
The reason was that I had become mercifully engrossed in one of the subsidiary problems: whether it would be better to drop from the window or to trust to the creaking stairs.
That was the day of His Son's glorious resurrection, and God in His happiness might be mercifully inclined.
When I was respectably settled at home, this gentleman would not so much as look at me without a frown; and now, when I was a scamp, in prison, he mercifully and fraternally came to condole with me on my misfortunes.