Definition of 'respite'
Example sentences containing 'respite'
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Night brought some cover but little respite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After all that walking, lunch on the veranda at Norwood provides muchneeded respite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was little respite in sight as forecasters warned of more rain to come. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The roles are swapped in the early afternoon to give nearby residents a respite from noise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It turned out to be a temporary respite. Times, Sunday Times (2006)England are being granted no respite from spin. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One suspects the respite may only be temporary. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She said that the holiday was planned to give them respite. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a welcome respite from the cold weather back home. Christianity Today (2000)Tomorrow could bring some respite from wet and windy weather. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it was just a short respite for the home side as the visitors proved too strong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Local initiatives have provided some respite from violence and we should learn from them. Everyday Violence (1990)There has been little respite for his family. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It proved to be only a temporary respite. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In energy terms we are not out of the woods but we may enjoy a respite. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Eight warm days at the end of the month provided a respite for some insect populations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The pace became increasingly frantic with little or no respite for the visitors. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it was only a temporary respite. The Sun (2010)At least there may be some respite to come. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It admits this will mean residents under the flight paths will get much less respite from aircraft noise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's a welcome respite from the chain shops elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If anything, age brings some respite from that. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Dictionary definition of respite: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is no space, no privacy and no respite from the noise and stench of the street outside. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I don't see any respite for the rest of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No rest, no respite; and he would have it no other way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'respite'
In Common Usage. respite is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'respite'
British English: respite NOUN
A respite is a short period of rest from something unpleasant.
Bathing in the lake provided respite from the summer heat.
Definition of respite from the Collins English Dictionary
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