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Often used when someone in power shows kindness to someone being punished. SlideThe king had mercy on the rebellious knight.
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'Mercy' implies a choice to be kind when harshness could be justified. SlideDespite our rivalry, she showed me mercy.
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Emotional AppealPlay
Pleading for mercy often displays vulnerability or desperation. SlideHe dropped to his knees and begged for mercy.