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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name, one of the less common Puritan virtue names.
    • 1844 Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit, Chapter 2:
      Mr Pecksniff was a moral man — a grave man, a man of noble sentiments and speech — and he had had her christened Mercy. Mercy! oh, what a charming name for such a pure–souled Being as the youngest Miss Pecksniff! Her sister’s name was Charity. There was a good thing! Mercy and Charity!

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