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used in And The Mountains Echoed

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


relieve temporarily
  • I should say that their years in Kabul were, ironically enough, a time of personal reprieve for me.
    Chapter 4 (89% in)
  • And so her laughter still rang in my ears as I went about my work that day, and later, when the other workers came over for tea, I grinned and muted their cackles with the sweet tinkle of her laughter, and I prided myself on knowing that my clever story had given her a bit of reprieve from the discontent of her marriage.
    Chapter 4 (25% in)
  • Some days, we would have a bit of reprieve, a few hours of quiet, and then sudden bursts of fire would break it, rounds cracking off from every direction, people on the street screaming.
    Chapter 4 (85% in)
  • When Baba jan was away, Adel and his mother tried to be each other's reprieve.
    Chapter 7 (34% in)

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