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reprieve
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
delay or halt punishment; or a warrant granting such — especially a death sentence

or:

relieve temporarily
  • 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.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (62% in)

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