Noun(1) a (temporary(2) a pause from doing something (as work(3) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something(4) a pause for relaxation(5) the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
Verb(1) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
(1) At best, the country has gained a temporary respite ; at worst, it has merely succeeded in stoking the flames of hatred even higher.(2) The combination of shade and dappled sunlight encourages people to stop and enjoy a cool, quiet respite from a busy day.(3) Neither one has been able to continue to work at what they are most passionate about: helping people with fatal diseases gain some respite from pain.(4) a Letter of Licence, by which creditors agreed to postpone claims, brought only temporary respite(5) Under the mixed-mode plans, residents would have no respite from landings, as both runways would be used from 4am to 11.30 pm.(6) They have no respite from routine school activities even during holidays.(7) He gave her a month's respite , to think over and accede.(8) the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering(9) Even the tryst with Angelo had only provided a brief respite , as it usually did.(10) To ensure personnel obtain adequate respite from sea service, operational relief rules are amended to incorporate a people element.(11) Folks in Anthon are enjoying a one-month respite from paying their power bills.(12) The bishop gave her one month's respite and returned her to her husband, who was bound to the sum of Ôö¼├║100 to return her to submit at the end of one month.(13) Charlie wasn't sure if she should try to keep the girl awake or not, but at last decided to give her respite from the pain by letting her rest.(14) This would be followed by a short period of peace with respite from the pressure inside his head.(15) However, it was only brief respite for himself and the board who were today continuing their efforts to evade a winding-up order from the Inland Revenue.(16) That is only temporary respite , until cheaper ├ö├ç├┐sewing solutions├ö├ç├û drive them out again.