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Synonyms for mercifulness

kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others

Synonyms for mercifulness

the feeling that motivates compassion

leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

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And finally, she defended her husband, claiming that "there have been no petitions from anyone against him for any official business to your mercifulness, and he is not a drunk, but always ready from his pious labors to pay his master without any delay every duty.
But the modern case for universality always seemed to exclude very natural, universal, or common moral attitudes like heroic patriotism, righteous anger, and magnificent mercifulness.
These were: Truthfulness, Honesty, Gratitude, Loyalty, Reasonability, Fairness, Mercifulness, and Patience.
It is noticeable that Ramadan is marked with a sense of mercifulness among people.
35) Ecologically beneficial virtues include humility, modesty, moderation, and mercifulness.
As intercessors, in the case of wives of great lords or kings, they enhanced the public image of their husbands by providing them with opportunities to show the Christian attribute of mercifulness without displaying weakness.
The vengeful are insisting that mercifulness has entered the souls of those who so often show none.
by the end of the story, he passes the message over to the wedding guest, that mercifulness is better than hostility:
Not only did they postulate the existence of the one God, who was all goodness and mercifulness, but they abandoned the basic Middle Eastern notion of a humankind created as an army of servants.
bless (salli) the tablet of Thy mercificity (lawh rahmaniyati-ka) upon which Thou hast written with the pen of Thy mercifulness (qalam rahmiyati-ka) and the ink of aeons of Thy merciability (midad mudad rahamutiyati-ka): (123)--"But God will not punish them [sci.
It consists then in a firm reliance on Christ's mercifulness towards even the worst of sinners who come to Him,--an experimental conviction that the soul needs a Saviour, and a full assurance that He can and will be such to it ,--a thankful acceptance of His perfect work,--an exaltation and preference of Him above all things,--a surrender of the whole man to Him,--a submission to His will,--a perception and approval of spiritual things ,--a feeling of the desirableness of God's service,--a hatred of sin,--a confession of utter unworthiness,--a self-abhorrence of what is past,'--and a resolution, in dependence on God's grace, to do better in future.
Similarly it does not reconcile the mercifulness of Henry's order to treat French civilians leniently and respectfully with the ruthlessness of his command to kill all the French prisoners, nor does it mitigate the emotional impact of the application of the order against looting in the execution of Bardolph.
The human beings of this planet had already reached the highest point of education, docility, nobility, magnanimity, mercifulness, and piety .
15 Machiavelli's preference for Livy's story over Xenophon's suggests that Xenophon made his Cyrus too merciful; Xenophon's flawed model would thus bear some responsibility for Scipio's excessive mercifulness, noted above.
In a story about the political clout and mercifulness of Gerold's sister Hildegard and her role in the rise of one Isanbard, Notker notes that Isanbard was remembered at St-Gallen as a member of a family which had persecuted St Otmar, one of the abbey's heroes.