Definition of clemency:
- forgiveness (part of speech: noun)
mildness (part of speech: noun)
I believe and consider it very certain that their clemency will be both greater and more abundant towards me, for I fell therein through ignorance and the force of circumstances, as they will know fully hereafter; and I indeed am their creature, and they will look upon my services, and will acknowledge day by day that they are much profited.- "Christopher Columbus, Volume 7 And The New World Of His Discovery, A Narrative", Filson Young.
The goodness and clemency of their new ruler was fully acknowledged by the Egyptians; they called him a deity, as they had called their own kings, and yet, in the last years of his reign, their desire for independence led them to forget gratitude and to try to shake off his gentle yoke, which was only oppressive because it had originally been forced on them.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
The tale of His clemency and compassion, which the Bible told, was not to be interpreted literally: when one came to think of it, had He ever- outside the Bible- been known to stoop from His judgment- seat, and lovingly and kindly intervene?- "The Getting of Wisdom", Henry Handel Richardson.