show mercy

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They are al- ways ready to sacrifice, but seldom to show mercy. They are they who are represented as professing to love God whom they have not seen, whilst they hate their brother whom they have seen.
"Remember," he said, in a voice that made itself heard above the din, "that as you show mercy now to the proletariat, some day will that same proletariat show mercy to you."
I have told you this, my father, though it has not to do with my story, because then, and then only, did I ever see Chaka show mercy to one whom he had doomed to die.
"Heaven would show mercy," rejoined Hester, "hadst thou but the strength to take advantage of it.
"As thou hopest for Heaven's mercy, show mercy to me.
He must master or be mastered; while to show mercy was a weakness.
For such as violate our civil order, it may be permitted us to show mercy. But woe to the wretch that troubleth our religion."
Wahab has drawn attention of Prime Minister Imran Khan towards miseries of common man owing to record inflation in the country and asked prime minister to show mercy on the poor masses.
Barrister Murtaza Wahab has drawn attention of Prime Minister Imran Khan towards miseries of common man owing to record inflation in the country and asked prime minister to show mercy on the poor masses.
Lay Sreng posted a six-minute video clip on Facebook on Thursday saying he was missing his homeland and wished to return soon should Hun Sen show mercy.
In April 2015, speaking at the Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev has offered to celebrate annually the Day of Gratitude on the day of formation of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (March 1, 1995) in order to pay tribute to all ethnic groups and the Kazakhs, to show mercy to each other.
grant Thou forgiveness and mercy for Thou art the Best of those who show mercy!'' In Prophetic sayings, we also find a reference to this.