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respite
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a temporary relief from harm or discomfort
  • "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.
    Chapters 61-63 — Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (20% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (12% in)

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