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Synonyms for respite

Synonyms for respite

a pause or interval, as from work or duty

temporary immunity from penalties

Synonyms for respite

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort


Related Words

a pause from doing something (as work)

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

the act of reprieving

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

References in classic literature ?
But the clinch was not all safety and respite. Every instant of it was intense watchfulness, while the breakaway was still more dangerous.
And from all the unending horror of this there was a respite, a deliverance--he could drink!
As they were rushing to obey their leader's command there was a respite in the fighting on the ship, for the three who had not fallen beneath the bull whip had leaped overboard to escape the fate which had overtaken their comrades.
OEDIPUS Stern-visaged queens, since coming to this land First in your sanctuary I bent the knee, Frown not on me or Phoebus, who, when erst He told me all my miseries to come, Spake of this respite after many years, Some haven in a far-off land, a rest Vouchsafed at last by dread divinities.
She wanted to massacre him, but at the same time she told herself that the poor dear must be feeling very, very ill, and should have a reasonable respite before the slaughter commenced.
It was plain that in her opinion this respite had now lasted long enough.
was the cry, an announcement immediately followed by Stubb's producing his match and igniting his pipe, for now a respite was granted.
It was the last respite. She must choose, as he said, between the wedding mass and the requiem.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee -- by these angels he hath sent thee Respite -- respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!" Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
I tried medicine and exercise, but it was useless, and my father came to take my letters off my hands while I gave myself some ineffectual respites. I made a little journey to my old home in southern Ohio, but there and everywhere, the sure and firm-set earth waved and billowed under my feet, and I came back to Columbus and tried to forget in my work the fact that I was no better.
Shropshire Council has been ordered to pay a woman PS250 after it failed to meet her mother's need for respite care for another family member.
the council is seeking responses from the independent marketplace about their ability to provide building based respite, also known as short breaks.
AN assessment of respite care around Teesside has been requested after Teesside families won their battle to keep 33 days care.
This spring, the REST Program is offering Bloomingdale Township residents several free respite training courses to help those who are main caregivers of a loved one at home.
A CHILDREN'S disability respite house was opened by Junior Minister Finian McGrath yesterday.