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Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman merci, from Old French merci, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mercēs (wages, fee, price).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mercy

Plural
mercies

mercy (mercies)
  1. (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another
    She took mercy on him and quit embarrassing him.
  2. (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.
    Have mercy on the poor and assist them if you can.
  3. (uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion
    Mercy is one of his many virtues.
  4. (countable) Instances of forebearance or forgiveness.
    Psalms 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord
  5. A blessing, something to be thankful for.
    It was a mercy that we were not inside when the roof collapsed

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