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God-a-mercy (2 app. orig.=‘God reward you’)
1. =God have mercy! Shr. IV. iii. 153, 1H4 III. iii. 58, Ham. IV. v. 198 “ on his soul!” (Ff “Gramercy”).
2. used in response to a respectful salutation or a wish, usu. expressed by an inferior, for a person's welfare John I. i. 185, H5 IV. i. 34, Troil. V. iv. 33, Ham. II. ii. 172.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.5
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 4.1
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