1 Friends, have a care, have mercy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContextHighlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—MINUS FIVE, PLUS ONE
2 Monsieur Javert," said she, "I beseech your mercy.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContextHighlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED ...
3 There was no mercy for her; a fierce mistress and venomous master.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContextHighlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
4 She gazed at the butterflies on the flowers, but did not catch them; gentleness and tenderness are born with love, and the young girl who cherishes within her breast a trembling and fragile ideal has mercy on the wing of a butterfly.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContextHighlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
5 In another instant the thought had occurred to him that, when he denounced himself, the heroism of his deed might, perhaps, be taken into consideration, and his honest life for the last seven years, and what he had done for the district, and that they would have mercy on him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContextHighlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
6 These men, through the black masks or paste which covered their faces, and made of them, at fear's pleasure, charcoal-burners, negroes, or demons, had a stupid and gloomy air, and it could be felt that they perpetrated a crime like a bit of work, tranquilly, without either wrath or mercy, with a sort of ennui.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContextHighlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
7 A benevolent malefactor, merciful, gentle, helpful, clement, a convict, returning good for evil, giving back pardon for hatred, preferring pity to vengeance, preferring to ruin himself rather than to ruin his enemy, saving him who had smitten him, kneeling on the heights of virtue, more nearly akin to an angel than to a man.
8 A whole new world was dawning on his soul: kindness accepted and repaid, devotion, mercy, indulgence, violences committed by pity on austerity, respect for persons, no more definitive condemnation, no more conviction, the possibility of a tear in the eye of the law, no one knows what justice according to God, running in inverse sense to justice according to men.