act of mercy

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The judge added: "It seems to me purely and simply as an act of mercy that I can suspend the sentence.
That act of mercy brings salvation to the tax collector's family.
The prelate stressed the value of kneeling as an act of mercy towards the poor before the Catholic Church marks the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which begins on December 8.
The MP noted that the government should show humanism, an act of mercy.
As an act of mercy Jupiter strangles his old master before he takes off in search of his wife; but when the Colonel's son arrives home to find his father murdered, he vows revenge.
He said: "We are persuaded by the clear facts that, as an act of mercy in the very unusual circumstances of this case, the sentence of 18 months can properly be suspended.
Instead it was deeply heartening to be able to discern that so many people had seen through the attempts to shock readers and that this was nothing more than a cheap effort to portray an act of mercy as an act of barbarity.
He urged, as an act of mercy, the sentence be suspended.
It was kind of an act of mercy that police in Lawton, Okla.
Passing sentence, Mrs Justice Thirlwall told the house clearance company boss: "I accept that you genuinely believed that to kill a friend was an act of mercy, and I accept that he had asked you on a previous occasion to do so.
Perhaps that's because they understood that they were not recipients of any genuine act of mercy, but merely pawns in Putin's effort to whitewash his human rights record.
He told the 18-year-old at Wolverhampton Crown Court: "Given the sort of sentences that have arisen from these events it could have been much longer but, as an act of mercy, I will not extend it.