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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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a temporary relief from harm or discomfort
  • He said, and Greeks and Trojans gladly heard, In hopes of respite from the weary war.
    1.3 — Volume 1 Book 3 (24% in)
  • Each sharpen well his spear, his shield prepare, Each to his fiery steeds their forage give, Each look his chariot o'er, that through the day We may unwearied stem the tide of war; For respite none, how short soe'er, shall be Till night shall bid the storm of battle cease.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (44% in)
  • Then will I so by word and deed contrive That they may gain fresh respite from their toil.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (31% in)
  • Whom answer'd thus Achilles swift of foot: "Most mighty Agamemnon, King of men, These matters to some future time were best Deferr'd, some hour of respite from the fight, Of rage less fiercely burning in my breast; But slaughter'd now they lie, whom Priam's son, Hector, hath slain, by Jove to vict'ry led.
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (45% in)
  • The Greeks by fasting cannot mourn their dead; For day by day successive numbers fall; Where were the respite then from ceaseless fast?
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (50% in)

There are no more uses of "respite" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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