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  • The space of her reprieve had gone by, and next morning she must face the issue. Cited from The Ghost Kings, by H. Rider Haggard
  • He left without even looking at them, and we had a reprieve. Cited from Maximilian in Mexico, by Sara Yorke Stevenson
  • Might it be possible that there should yet be a reprieve for her? Cited from Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope
  • He allowed himself no reprieve from labor until all this had been accomplished. Cited from Life and Character of Henry Winter Davis, by John A. J. Creswell
  • He was subsequently reprieved for a month, and then again for a week.
  • This reprieve did not last long however, as they finished last the next season, with only three points.
  • I have known many a man reprieved who had less reason to expect it. Cited from Jonathan Wild, by Henry Fielding
  • A reprieve from death itself or the blood of his fellow man upon his hands had been met and passed. Cited from Cattle Brands, by Andy Adams
  • What shall we find when death gives leave To read -- our sentence or reprieve? Cited from Ballads of a Cheechako, Robert W. Service
  • An application for a reprieve had been made to the king without being granted. Cited from Paris: With Pen and Pencil, by David W. Bartlett
  • How much more might Ruth find pleasure since she had been granted a reprieve! Cited from Youth Challenges, by Clarence B Kelland
  • Unless it brought them soon it would bring them too late -- like a reprieve after execution. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • I now felt like one who had received his reprieve after condemnation. Cited from The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, by James Morier
  • You are offering me a two or three years' reprieve, are you not? Cited from Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man, Marie Conway Oemler
  • What happened further we do not know; if actually sentenced, he must have been reprieved.
  • Creature, this is no single day's reprieve: you would want something like twenty years. Cited from Works, V1, by Lucian of Samosata
  • Teach granted a reprieve of two days, but still the party did not return.
  • She died four days after, and he was sentenced to death, but reprieved. Cited from Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham, Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • A significant event now occurred which granted the Japanese forces a reprieve.
  • As she does so, a feeling of reprieve lights up her dream.
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Words starting with reprieve

Meaning of reprieve

  • noun A (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
  • noun A warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
  • noun The act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
  • verb Postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
  • verb Relieve temporarily