Clemence

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clemence Clemency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clemence Clemency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clemence (Spens.) the quality of being clement: mildness: readiness to forgive
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Quotations

  • W. Secker
    W. Secker
    “Clemency is one of the brightest diamonds in the crown of majesty.”
  • Camille Desmoulins
    Camille Desmoulins
    “Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. clemens.

Usage

In literature:

Good God, show clemency.
"The Dog's Book of Verse" by Various
To justify his innocence, I commit my long painfully-preserved life to your clemency.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
This clemency was granted to twenty of the prisoners, of which Scot was one.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Caesar, with the same clemency which he displayed throughout the whole of the Civil War, dismissed them all uninjured.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
You may believe, say they, of their clemency, what you like; be justified by that; that is enough!
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
This unusual clemency may be easily accounted for.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
Apparently they have promised the clemency of the court, and hence in one sense our object is achieved.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
This act of clemency filled the Pittenweem people with rage: they drove her from home and habitation.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
If the window-washing did not become an actuality, it was due to the weather rather than to any clemency on the part of Mr. Bangs.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
I fancy we should have heard but little of his majesty's clemency, had you succeeded in your attempt.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

"Provok'd by villains, one I slew,
And own him rashly slain;
Hence to thy clemency I flew,
My pardon to obtain!"
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
Hast thou not heard then how thy clemency
To him has fallen on me. He at the risk
Of his new-spared existence, from the flames
Rescued my daughter.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
THE host returned and found his friend content;
To pardon him Alaciel gave consent;
And 'tween them things would equally divide
Of royal bosoms clemency's the pride.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
So spoke one is sore distress,
And I answered softly: "Yes,
There's an isle so sweet and kind
So to clemency inclined,
So serene in loveliness
That the blind may lead the blind.
"Escape" by Robert W Service
Here let thy clemency, Persephone, hold firm.
Do thou, Pluto, bring here no greater harshness.
So many thousandfair are gone down to Avernus,
Ye might let one remain above with us.
"Prayer For His Lady’s Life" by Ezra Pound
And all in harmony with these
Dim clemencies of dusk, afar
Our talks and dreams went; while the star
Of evening brightened o'er the trees:
We spoke of home; the end of war:
We dreamed of life and love and peace.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Clerics seek clemency for punk band.
Chris McNair's failed clemency request cited daughter's death in church bombing.
Former Jefferson County Commissioner Chris McNair's age, 85 at the time, was also listed as a reason by some to grant him clemency .
Death penalty is off the table, but so is clemency .
Southwest Alaska Tribal Organization Seeks Clemency from Governor for Kuskokwim Fishermen.
Greensboro woman serving life sentence asks for clemency .
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has voted to deny clemency to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill, who is facing execution Wednesday.
After considering the request, the board announced Monday that it had voted to deny clemency .
Stemple to be put to death after board denies clemency request.
Clemency Hearing Scheduled For Warren Lee Hill, Jr. Jump to Navigation.
The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole denied clemency for Ronald Smith on Monday, saying his death sentence should stand.
Of course, the final decision will be made by Montana Governor Schweitzer, the only person allowed to grant clemency .
Clemency for ridiculous mandatory sentence.
No clemency for Canadian on death row.
The Montana Parole Board on Monday recommended that a Canadian man on death row be denied clemency , saying "justice is best served" by continuing with the execution.
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In science:

The Gauss equations of celestial mechanics (Brouwer & Clemence 1961) provide a way to relate the perturbing effects of the stream to the evolution of disk eccentricity.
Three Dimensional MHD Simulation of Circumbinary Accretion Disks: Disk Structures and Angular Momentum Transport
Brouwer D., Clemence G.M. 1961, Methods of Celestial Mechanics (Academic Press, New York) Brown E.W., Shook C.A. 1933, Planetary Theory (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge) Danby J.M.A. 1988, Fundamentals of Celestial Mechanics (Willmann-Bell, Richmond) ´Erdi B. 1997, Cel.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
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