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Definitiona temporary relief from harm or discomfort
- I obtained from my father a respite of some weeks.Chapter 3 (21% in)
- The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food; but a circumstance that happened when I arrived on the confines of Switzerland, when the sun had recovered its warmth and the earth again began to look green, confirmed in an especial manner the bitterness and horror of my feelings.Chapter 16 (51% in)
- But sleep did not afford me respite from thought and misery; my dreams presented a thousand objects that scared me.Chapter 21 (97% in)
- Deprived of this respite, I should have sunk under my hardships.Chapter 24 (14% in)
There are no more uses of "respite" in Frankenstein.
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