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from The Century Dictionary.

  • With mildness of temper; mercifully.

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  • adverb In a clement manner.

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Examples

  • The press will not treat Rush as clemently as they did the Kenyan Caliban, but Rush Limbaugh has a real genius for counter-framing an issue.

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  • And as often happens in romantic films, fate looked down clemently upon Andreas.

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  • Mila’s attention drifted to the two guys and she said clemently, “What, it was the last one!”

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  • A generous mode of exercising rivalry this, and not unworthy of a royal breast, if, when friendship itself is wont often to misconstrue much that is blamelessly done, yet then sharp and hostile enmity did not grudge to interpret much that was perchance erroneous, and not a little, doubtless, that was unskilfully said, more clemently than I merited.”

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  • A generous mode of exercising rivalry this, and not unworthy of a royal breast, if, when friendship itself is wont often to misconstrue much that is blamelessly done, yet then sharp and hostile enmity did not grudge to interpret much that was perchance erroneous, and not a little, doubtless, that was unskilfully said, more clemently than I merited. "

    Life of John Milton

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