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respite
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Moby Dick
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  • "There go flukes!" was the cry, an announcement immediately followed by Stubb’s producing his match and igniting his pipe, for now a respite was granted.
  • And half concealed in this queer tenement, I at length found one who by his aspect seemed to have authority; and who, it being noon, and the ship’s work suspended, was now enjoying respite from the burden of command.

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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.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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