Sentence Examples

  • But, now a century of respite had been granted, the Chaldaeans were at the gates, and there was no sign of valid national repentance.
  • Then came several years' respite from Indian war, and settlers began at once to pour into the region.
  • A respite was thus given and something was done to improve the army.
  • During a brief respite from the king's service he led a force into Prussia and he was often employed on diplomatic business.
  • The risk was not taken, and the short respite gave time to close the doors in the face of the invader.

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