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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmercifullymer‧ci‧ful‧ly /ˈmɜːsɪfəli $ ˈmɜːr-/ adverb  LUCKYfortunately or luckily, because a situation could have been much worse Mercifully, I managed to stop the car just in time. The journey was mercifully brief.
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mercifullyIt is a piece with few reasons to be a film, and mercifully few pretensions to cinematic status.There is a caravan park, mercifully hidden from the village street.Then, slowly, mercifully, humor and affection grew.Perfect excuse on the mercifully rare occasions when he hinted, showed any interest.What might have happened if the rider and horse hadn't arrived, mercifully she never discovered.Making a mylar sheet is mercifully silent and you can do this almost anywhere you can find a working surface.Mercifully, the screaming ended.As for the workings of the watch, there was another item this world was mercifully without: uranium.
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