mercifully


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They had mercifully allowed her to attend the funeral of Miserrimus Dexter--in the hope that the ceremony might avail to convince her of his death.
Playmore says, that I shall be acting mercifully and tenderly toward the memory of my wife?
They could say good-night at the earliest possible opportunity, and mercifully leave the married pair to themselves.
Yet all that was visible of the despot who ruled his whole household in deadly fear was the kindly and beautiful face of an elderly man, whose stunted limbs and body were mercifully concealed.
As for the genial clerk who had roared at my jokes the day before, he was mercifully in no mood for any more, but, on the contrary, quite rude to me at sight.
I acknowledge the foul blow, but here's evidence that it was mercifully struck.
For when Jonah, not yet supplicating God for mercy, since he but too well knew the darkness of his deserts, --when wretched Jonah cries out to them to take him and cast him forth into the sea, for he knew that for his sake this great tempest was upon them; they mercifully turn from him, and seek by other means to save the ship.
For a moment all were touched, and there was disposi- tion to deal mercifully with her, seeing that she was so young and friendless, and her case so piteous, and the law that robbed her of her support to blame as being the first and only cause of her transgression; but the prosecuting officer replied that whereas these things were all true, and most pitiful as well, still there was much small theft in these days, and mistimed mercy here would be a danger to property -- oh, my God, is there no property in ruined homes, and orphaned babes, and broken hearts that British law holds precious
She left them unconscious of their presence; mercifully and happily insensible to the pang of the last farewell.
Mercifully for her, the candour of fools is not among my superstitions.
Irwine, "but when you are calmer, you will judge Arthur more mercifully.
Among other things, that an awful friend of hers had been bicycling through Summer Street, wondered if she'd come up and see us, and mercifully didn't.
Plate: mm); Peacefully at home after a mercifully short fight against illness.
all taken Mercifully, i don't give a stuff about spiders, phobia-wise.
MERCIFULLY nobody died in the West Midlands inferno, thought to have been sparked by a Chinese lantern costing just 20p - but next time we may not be so lucky.