January 4th, 2007

Hobbes

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respite-noun
1. a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief
2. temporary suspension of the execution of a person condemned to death; reprieve.

verb
3. to relieve temporarily, esp. from anything distressing or trying; give an interval of relief from.
4. to grant delay in the carrying out of (a punishment, obligation, etc.).

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