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Word: reprieve

Definition: postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of


Sentences Containing 'reprieve'

Take what precautions you please, if it is any satisfaction to you to do so; but rely upon my obtaining the reprieve I seek.''
``And whom will you employ to carry the reprieve to the officer directing the execution?''
``Well, then, if you obtain the reprieve?''
In short, I say that this book, and all that may be found treating of those French affairs, should be thrown into or deposited in some dry well, until after more consideration it is settled what is to be done with them; excepting always one 'Bernardo del Carpio' that is going about, and another called 'Roncesvalles;' for these, if they come into my hands, shall pass at once into those of the housekeeper, and from hers into the fire without any reprieve."

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