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respite
used in Catch-22

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Definition
a temporary relief from harm or discomfort
  • Yossarian laughed mockingly, and Major Danby, despite his blushing discomfort, leaned back with relief, as though welcoming the respite Yossarian's changing mood promised.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (27% in)

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