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  1. respite

    • IPA[ˈrespət]

    美式

    • n.
      a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant;a short delay permitted before an unpleasant obligation is met or a punishment is carried out.
    • v.
      postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.);grant a delay or extension of time to; reprieve from death or execution
    • verb: respite, 3rd person present: respites, gerund or present participle: respiting, past tense: respited, past participle: respited

    • noun: respite

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    • 1. postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.) the execution was only respited a few months
    • grant a delay or extension of time to; reprieve from death or execution some poor criminal … from the gibbet or the wheel, respited for a day
    • n.
      temporary institutional care of a sick, elderly, or disabled person, providing relief for their ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      temporary institutional care of a sick, elderly, or disabled person, providing relief for their ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈrɛspʌɪt]

    英式

    • n.
      a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant: the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering a brief respite from the heat
    • v.
      postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.): the execution was only respited a few months

    Oxford Dictionary