Synonyms for respite
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : res-pit|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈrɛs pɪt|
Top 10 synonyms for respite Other synonyms for the word respite
- coffee break
- time out
Définition of respiteOrigin :
- mid-13c., from Old French respit "delay, respect" (Modern French répit), from Latin respectus "consideration, recourse, regard" (see respect (n.)).
- noun pause, suspension in activity
- He had got a reprieve, or a respite, and he felt like a boy--another kind of boy from what he had ever been.
- Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
- And what passion can be durable which is so violent as hers, and to which no respite is allowed?
- Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
- Somebody played something on the piano, and this was, in a way, a respite for John.
- Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
- For them, there were no “weak, piping times of peace,”––no respite from danger.
- Extract from : « Chronicles of Border Warfare » by Alexander Scott Withers
- The priest thanked God for the respite He had been pleased to vouchsafe to him.
- Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
- Prince Rupert raised this siege, but the respite was not long.
- Extract from : « England, Picturesque and Descriptive » by Joel Cook
- The chill was biting into their very bones, but still there was no respite.
- Extract from : « The Golden Woman » by Ridgwell Cullum
- She welcomed any respite; her lover might come at any moment.
- Extract from : « Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
- I spent three days of respite in amusing myself with Therese.
- Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- The respite was a welcome one and with it his tenseness relaxed.
- Extract from : « Steve and the Steam Engine » by Sara Ware Bassett
Antonyms for respite
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