mercifully
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a merciful manner 2. fortunately 2 <
mercifully we didn't have to attend the meeting
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  • mercifully — ► ADVERB 1) in a merciful manner. 2) to one s great relief …   English terms dictionary

  • mercifully — [[t]mɜ͟ː(r)sɪfʊli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl, ADV adj, ADV with v (feelings) You can use mercifully to show that you are glad that something good has happened, or that something bad has not happened or has stopped. Mercifully, a friend came to the… …   English dictionary

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  • mercifully — mer|ci|ful|ly [ˈmə:sıfəli US ˈmə:r ] adv fortunately or luckily, because a situation could have been much worse ▪ Mercifully, I managed to stop the car just in time. ▪ The journey was mercifully brief …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mercifully — mer|ci|ful|ly [ mɜrsıfəli ] adverb MAINLY LITERARY 1. ) used for showing that you are grateful that something has happened, because it has prevented or ended something bad: She was bruised and cold, but mercifully unhurt. 2. ) in a kind way, when …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mercifully — adverb fortunately or luckily, because a situation could have been much worse: Mercifully, I managed to stop the car just in time …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mercifully — UK [ˈmɜː(r)sɪf(ə)lɪ] / US [ˈmɜrsɪfəlɪ] adverb mainly literary 1) used for showing that you are grateful that something has happened, because it has prevented or ended something bad She was bruised and cold, but mercifully unhurt. 2) in a kind way …   English dictionary

  • mercifully — adv. 1 in a merciful manner. 2 (qualifying a whole sentence) fortunately (mercifully, the sun came out) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mercifully — Merciful Mer ci*ful, a. [Mercy + ful.] 1. Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish. Opposite of {merciless}. [1913 Webster] The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious. Ex. xxxiv. 6.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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