Synonym: abatement, hiatus, respite, suspension. Similar words: aggrieved, reprisal, reprimand, grievance, achieve, believe, relieve, priest. Meaning: [rɪ'prɪːv] n. 1. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort 2. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something 3. a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence) 4. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment. v. 1. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution 2. relieve temporarily.
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(1) Shoppers will get a temporary reprieve from the new sales tax.
(2) The prisoner won a last - minute reprieve.
(3) The family have won a temporary reprieve from eviction.
(4) The injection provided a temporary reprieve from the pain.
(5) Campaigners have won a reprieve for the hospital threatened with closure.
(6) The men just need a reprieve.
(7) No reprieve for the boat people.
(8) She was too grateful for the reprieve.
(9) But any last-minute reprieve may come too late.
(10) You've been given a reprieve.
(11) My reprieve could make me somehow feel quite snubbed.
(12) A reprieve would have come through.
(13) Bus pass reprieve: Langbaurgh pensioners' free bus passes have been given a reprieve until the end of April.
(14) Fortunately, I received a reprieve because my boss had a nervous breakdown before he could implement his plan.
(15) The Proconsul offers him a last-minute reprieve, however, if he will repent and swear by the genius of Caesar.
(16) But even more of a reprieve was lurking round the corner.
(17) He was granted a reprieve only a few hours before his execution.
(18) He was saved from the gallows by a lastminute reprieve.
(19) He was sentenced to death but was granted a last-minute reprieve.
(20) The railway line , due for closure(sentencedict.com/reprieve.html), has been granted a six - month reprieve.
(21) The US Supreme Court voted against granting Smith a reprieve .
(22) A man awaiting death by lethal injection has been saved by a last minute reprieve.
(23) It looked as though the college would have to shut, but this week it was given a reprieve.
(24) Chained in an upright stance for weeks on end, iron collars about their necks, with no hope of reprieve.
(25) According to some reports, the Government plans to limit the reprieve for some pits to just two years.
(26) She was not sure, yet, how that might be accomplished, but at least she would have won a reprieve.
(27) Another Kurd who was with him, Halil Guzel, won no reprieve and was put on a flight to Istanbul.
(28) But a day after the blow-up, the committee assigned to seek a compromise won a three-month reprieve.
(29) He remembered how innocently they had discussed which natives they would blow to smithereens and which they would grant a reprieve to.
(30) Their protest was part of the bid to win a last-minute reprieve for Parkside, Lancashire's last remaining mine.
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