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respite
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The House of Mirth
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  • I was punished enough at the time—is there to be no respite for me?
  • "I should have thought you had found complete respite in the reconciliation which was effected at my expense," Lily began, with renewed impatience; but he broke in imploringly: "Don’t put it in that way—when that’s been the worst of my punishment.

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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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