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Noun
A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
“Everyone is scurrying for shade and some respite from the sun.”
Noun
A short delay permitted before an unpleasant obligation is met or a punishment is carried out
“This they did later, either on account of the French fishermen or at the instigation of the Dutch, and a year's respite was granted.”
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