at (someone's) mercy

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at (someone's) mercy

Under the control of or dictated by the actions of someone else, without the ability to defend or liberate oneself. Please don't report me to the head master. I'm at your mercy! Once the gangsters were able to blackmail Susan, she was at their mercy.
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Orthopedic Associates' 12 providers will offer orthopedic services to patients of all ages at Mercy Clinic locations in Edmond, El Reno, Oklahoma City and Weatherford.
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women has hired a new principalMartin Kilbridge, who has headed another local Catholic school since 2014.<br />Kilbridge is replacing Terence Quinn, who is retiring after 10 years as Mercy's principal and 43 years in education.<br />"It is a great honor to be appointed principal at Mercy," Kilbridge said.
Louis, MO, November 18, 2015 --(PR.com)-- A project at Mercy to track thousands of implanted medical devices and improve patient safety now has the financial backing of the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
OKLAHOMA CITY (August 19, 2014) -- Loretta Caram and Kathy Harris remember life at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City when the current facility opened 40 years ago--a forward-thinking, state-of-the-art hospital in a rural setting surrounded by farmland and cows.
The annual Christmas party is a big deal at Mercy, and its "Healthification" program allows employees to represent Mercy on the company softball team or on Mercy-sponsored running and fitness groups.
I am very grateful for the time my daughter has had at Mercy Centre.
The national programme, modeled after partnership between US Bank and Mercy Housing Lakefront in Chicago, begins with an event on Saturday, July 27 at Mercy's Bluff Lake Apartments in Denver.
at mercy.., absolutely in the power of a victor or superior, at his disposal; liable to punishment or hurt at the hands of another ....
Jim Stalder, CIO at Mercy, worked with his team to identify tools that would allow the staff to remotely manage the operating systems and applications across the entire network, regardless of location--and to do it in a way that would significantly reduce desktop visits.
There will be an open house for the program at Mercy College's Verrazzano Hall, Room 26, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, Wednesday, August 10, from 6-8 p.m.
A process performance team at Mercy visited every Mercy facility and flowcharted every individual process involved in medication use.
Mercy provides care to all patients, regardless of ability to pay, and all proceeds from the gala will support the charitable needs of patients at Mercy. Last year's event raised more than $280,000 for programs like Mercy's Project Early Detection, which provides free breast health services to uninsured or underinsured Oklahomans.
The archbishop added: 'We are afraid to look at mercy in the eyes and we are afraid that mercy will challenge us to be merciful and we are not ready.'
Chesterfield, MO, October 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- As the doors open today at Mercy's Virtual Care Center, it becomes the world's first facility dedicated entirely to care outside its own walls.