Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being merciless; want of mercy or pity.
- n. The property of being merciless.
- n. feelings of extreme heartlessness
- n. inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
“Reply Obj. 3: Cruelty is there taken for mercilessness, which is lack of beneficence.”
“No humans perished in the blaze as the authorities stood idly by, but the firemen's mercilessness took on an added dimension when it was learned that the family's three dogs and cat died in the inferno.”
“His ethics had been compressed into a fierce loyalty to friends and a mercilessness towards those who betrayed him.”
“He was both a hero (in the war with the Harvang) and monster (due to his mercilessness) and Ford's prose, which is delivered swiftly and with confidence, makes it one to remember.”
“Yes, his grandfather was a Muslim, but he converted because Islam better reflected his mercilessness.”
“He asks instead that they not seek forgiveness “at present”: he acknowledges his faults, but he also protests the mercilessness of their correction.”
“(Maybe he heard a portion of the Roach tribute earlier this afternoon?)? uestlove was a monster throughout the set, goading the beat forward with mercilessness as well as unfailing precision.”
“Like a lightning bolt to the heart, the Oscar-winning Marjoe hits its mark with illuminating mercilessness.”
“Unlike the wielder of a machine gun, who can kill with detached mercilessness, killing with a sword takes effort - lots of effort.”
“The condition of the dead should be left unsaid, except to note the mercilessness of the slaughter, and the fact that after Gol Flight 1907 hit the ground hardly any corpse remained intact.”
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