Synonyms for respite

Grammar : Noun
Spell : res-pit
Phonetic Transcription : ˈrɛs pɪt

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Définition of respite

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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