I obtained from my father a respite of some weeks.
But sleep did not afford me respite from thought and misery; my dreams presented a thousand objects that scared me.
Deprived of this respite, I should have sunk under my hardships.
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.
There are no more uses of "respite" in the book.
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Will hands me a test, and in the time it takes to complete it I do my best to focus entirely on the questions at hand, hoping I’ll find momentary respite from my new reality.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
The respite from the battle felt too good to be true.