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Definitions of mercifully:
  • adverb:   in a manner that may be cruel but avoids suffering
    Example: "We more mercifully had our bouncing betties go off at the head"
  • adverb:   in a compassionate manner
    Example: "He dealt with the thief mercifully"

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