One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that shows no mercy.‘the injured were mercilessly slaughtered’‘I was teased mercilessly for being chubby’figurative ‘the wind pounded mercilessly on the windows’
- ‘He mercilessly enmeshes us in the overwhelming complexity of his subject.’
- ‘The deadline of the premiere makes us work mercilessly fast.’
- ‘If the email is known to be invalid, the reminder is not sent; the entry is simply and mercilessly frozen and removed from the count.’
- ‘His story has been mercilessly exploited.’
- ‘The town's dirty laundry is mercilessly brought out into the open.’
- ‘Surprisingly, he was a bitter, mean man who often mercilessly abused the people around him.’
- ‘The film is unflinchingly, almost mercilessly, clear-eyed in its assessment of emotional transformation.’
- ‘He loses the leg in a fight because of intervention by the victim, whom he kicked about so mercilessly earlier in the film.’
- ‘My housemates mercilessly teased me the rest of my stay in Tuscany.’
- ‘All the values they have carried around for years are now mercilessly questioned.’
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