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 Meanings and Examples of CLEMENCY
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 n.  mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
Classic Sentence:
1  The king, in his inexhaustible clemency, has deigned to commute his penalty to that of penal servitude for life.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
2  Madame la Marquise: The virtue of clemency and piety is that which most closely unites sosiety.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
3  This idea completely restored clemency to his heart.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
4  Do not you recollect, I came about six weeks ago to plead for clemency, as I come to-day to plead for justice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
5  The inspector visited, one after another, the cells and dungeons of several of the prisoners, whose good behavior or stupidity recommended them to the clemency of the government.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
6  Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
7  But, morning once more brightened my view, and I extended my clemency to Biddy, and we dropped the subject.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIX
8  So far as the Latins are concerned, you can secure a lasting peace either by clemency or by severity.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIII.
9  Nevertheless he ought to take care not to misuse this clemency.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
10  But my clemency is always ready to descend upon the vanquished.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence:
1  President Obama granted clemency to a record 214 inmates on Wednesday, far surpassing his previous single-day record, as part of an ongoing effort to release federal inmates serving prison terms deemed to be unduly harsh.
2  Mr. Khodorkovsky recounted with a detached humor how, in the hours after a surprising clemency from his nemesis, President Vladimir V. Putin, he was awakened at 2 a.m.
3  The lawyer was pleased when the case was sent to Judge Smith's chambers because Smith was noted for her clemency toward first offenders.