act of mercy

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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.
It was an act of mercy from Allardyce, who in fairness had played five at the back to give the ageing Spaniard some cover, but Bale showed no mercy, scoring twice as Tottenham picked up a first Premier League win in five games.
When it was announced that the Wellcome Trust had bought them from the hospital in 2009, it was seen almost as another act of mercy, saving them from a fate far worse than mere disregard.
Wysocki said gladiators were often beheaded as an act of mercy after suffering horrific injuries during their fights.
He asked the court as an act of mercy not to jail Hoskins immediately for the sake of the jobs of the employees.
Our Catholic faith reassures us that through the sacrament of Confession all of our sins are forgiven, but I think that many of us take this automatic act of mercy for granted.
Bush did not do himself a favor by leaving office without even a single act of mercy and compassion.
Hope that our presence would be an act of mercy to the persons needing our help.
Parry and another nurse, Lucille McLauchlan, from Dundee, were freed in an act of mercy by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia after being jailed for the murder of Yvonne Gilfordin Dhahran hospital, Saudi, in December 1996.
Is it an act of mercy to let these souls walk out of church on Easter Sunday without saying a word to them?
This act of mercy unleashes upon his trail a pitiless "Ghost," a hit man played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem as a Terminator-style juggernaut.
anger is somehow connected To adroitness figured in this act of mercy.