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synonyms for tender mercies

  • kick in the teeth
  • no pity
  • no quarter
  • pitilessness
  • small portion
  • unsympathetic treatment
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How to use tender mercies in a sentence

I cannot reconcile the idea of a tender Heavenly Father with the known horrors of war, slavery, pestilence, and insanity.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
The Café tender was asleep in his chair; the porter had gone off; the sentinel alone kept awake on his post.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
But she kept the same tone, and its tender archness only gave a greater sweetness to his sense of relief.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
She spoke with such a serious, tender grace, that Gordon seemed stirred to his depths again.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
For Lettice—the tender woman of his first acquaintance—had obviously experienced a moment of reaction.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
How could she be at the same time both cruel and tender, both true and false, frank and secretive, spiritual and sensual?
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But there was a point where the heart felt neither one nor other, neither cruel nor tender, false nor true.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The dirty old black hand clasped the tender little white one, which nestled into it gratefully.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
In moments of utter bereavement who has not felt, to the heart's core, the tender attachment of a faithful dog?
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
He fixed his eyes on Mrs. Corney as he said this; and if ever a beadle looked tender, Mr. Bumble was that beadle at that moment.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TENDER MERCIES

  • kick in the teeth
  • no pity
  • no quarter
  • pitilessness
  • small portion
  • tender mercies
  • unsympathetic treatment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.