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 Meanings and Examples of RESPITE
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respite
 n.  usually short interval of rest or relief; delay in punishment
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  This furnished a sort of respite.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—THE LAST SQUARE
2  He remembered that Jean Valjean had made him, Javert, burst into laughter, by asking him for a respite of three days, for the purpose of going to fetch that creature's child.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
3  This respite, which was thus prolonged, was a sign that the Government was taking its time, and collecting its forces.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
4  The fresh respite which the assailants were granting to the barricade had, in fact, been prolonged.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER VII—GAVROCHE AS A PROFOUND CALCULATOR OF DISTANCE...
5  The three women had profited by the respite of the night to vanish definitely; which allowed the insurgents to breathe more freely.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN THE ABYSS IF ONE DOES NO...
6  Then I have my mode of dispensing justice, silent and sure, without respite or appeal, which condemns or pardons, and which no one sees.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
7  My dear Albert, one word, for I must give poor Lucien a respite.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 39. The Guests.
8  We profited by this respite on the part of the government to make friends everywhere.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
9  However, the last two or three years I had allowed myself some respite.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
10  I obtained from my father a respite of some weeks.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  But sleep did not afford me respite from thought and misery; my dreams presented a thousand objects that scared me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
12  Deprived of this respite, I should have sunk under my hardships.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
13  Wearily the Confederates lay on their arms and prayed for respite and rest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  During his short conference, Heyward, finding a respite from his gravest fears, had leisure to admire the cautious manner in which the Hurons had made their approaches, even after hostilities had ceased.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
15  He fought frantically for respite for his senses, for air, as a babe being smothered attacks the deadly blankets.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  The trip was a welcome respite from the pressures of work.
2  The director gave the cast a short respite before the next scene.
3  The tablets brought temporary respite from the excruciating pain.
4  For David, the two weeks vacationing in New Zealand were a delightful respite from the pressures of his job.