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The Mill on the Floss
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reprieve
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Tom never disobeyed his father, for Mr. Tulliver was a peremptory man, and, as he said, would never let anybody get hold of his whip-hand; but he went out rather sullenly, carrying his piece of plumcake, and not intending to reprieve Maggie’s punishment, which was no more than she deserved.

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  • The Governor granted him a reprieve two hours before his scheduled execution.
  • The President ... shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of impeachment.
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