obanski | Student

The phrase is literally translated "beautiful woman without mercy," which turns out to be true in this case. It is an example of how physical beauty can mask an ugly inner being; that is, "beauty is only skin deep."

pezbilal | Student

it means a beautiful lady without mercy; as the Keat`s ballad shall tell you that the lady finally turns out to be without any mercy.

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La Belle Dame sans Merci

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