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mercifully Line breaks: mer¦ci|ful¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈməːsɪfʊli/

Definition of mercifully in English:


1In a merciful manner: God had acted mercifully
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  • Israel has a moral responsibility to act justly and mercifully when dealing with her own citizens and others.
  • The very word sickens me, and the thought of my own sisters acting mercifully is almost too much to bear!
  • The wreath tradition stuck around until he mercifully ended it.
2 [sentence adverb] To one’s great relief; fortunately: mercifully, the event passed off without incident
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  • The sudden and, as it turns out, mercifully brief closure of Fibbers threw into sharp relief the lack of venues for live music in York.
  • Allie made her way onto the beach, still clumsy legs getting relief in the mercifully soft sand.
  • That is the view of two leading experts on the topic who, yesterday, published a mercifully brief and clear summation of the situation.
luckily, fortunately, happily, thank goodness/God/heavens
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