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clemency -- as in: the judge showed clemency
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War and Peace
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  • But my clemency is always ready to descend upon the vanquished.
  • "Is that you, Clement?" he asked.

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  • He petitioned the Governor for clemency.
  • Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.  It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended power to confess our national sins and pray for clemency and forgiveness.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Thanksgiving Day Proclamation - 1863

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