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clemency -- as in: the judge showed clemency
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Candide
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  • ...he accorded him his pardon with a clemency which will bring him praise in all the journals, and throughout all ages.

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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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