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reprieve
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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

or:

relieve temporarily
  • A place there was, yet undefiled with gore, The spot where Hector stopp'd his rage before; When night descending, from his vengeful hand Reprieved the relics of the Grecian band: (The plain beside with mangled corps was spread, And all his progress mark'd by heaps of dead:) There sat the mournful kings: when Neleus' son, The council opening, in these words begun: "Is there (said he) a chief so greatly brave, His life to hazard, and his country save?
    Book 10 (37% in)

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