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reprieve
used in Atlas Shrugged

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

or:

relieve temporarily
  • He closed the door of his bedroom like a fugitive winning a moment's reprieve.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (26% in)
  • "It's only a matter of weathering this crisis," said Mouch, "of giving people a reprieve, a chance to catch up."
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (60% in)

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