respite

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A respite is a break from something that's difficult or unpleasant. If you're cramming for exams, take an occasional walk to give yourself a respite from the intensity.

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A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay.

Noun
a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

Noun
the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Noun
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Noun
a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Noun
a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

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Verb
postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution


n.
A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay.

n.
Temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; interval of rest; pause; delay.

n.
Temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender; reprieve.

n.
The delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term.

n.
To give or grant a respite to.

n.
To delay or postpone; to put off.

n.
To keep back from execution; to reprieve.

n.
To relieve by a pause or interval of rest.


Respite

Res"pite (r?s"p?t), n. [OF. respit, F. r'82pit, from L. respectus respect, regard, delay, in LL., the deferring of a day. See Respect.] 1. A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay.
I crave but four day's respite.
2. Temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; interval of rest; pause; delay. "Without more respite." Chaucer.
Some pause and respite only I require.
3. (Law) (a) Temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender; reprieve. (b) The delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term. Syn. -- Pause; interval; stop; cessation; delay; postponement; stay; reprieve.

Respite

Res"pite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Respited; p. pr. & vb. n. Respiting.] [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.] To give or grant a respite to. Specifically: (a) To delay or postpone; to put off. (b) To keep back from execution; to reprieve.
Forty days longer we do respite you.
(c) To relieve by a pause or interval of rest. "To respite his day labor with repast." Milton.

A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay.

To give or grant a respite to.

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Usage Examples

The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.

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Other Usage Examples

Governments that use violence to stop democratic development will not earn themselves respite forever. They will pay an increasingly high price for actions which they can no longer hide from the world with ease, and will find themselves on the wrong side of history.

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