Sentence Examples


  • The noblest names of Scotland now took part in the pursuit of Wallace, who, as great in diplomacy as in war, had visited Rome (he had a safe-conduct of Philip of France to that end), and had at least secured a respite for his country.
  • The land prospered rapidly during this respite from the horrors of war.
  • A respite was thus given and something was done to improve the army.
  • The risk was not taken, and the short respite gave time to close the doors in the face of the invader.
  • Nicholas was allowed no respite and no peace, and those who had seemed to pity the old man--the cause of their losses (if they were losses)--now remorselessly pursued the young heir who had voluntarily undertaken the debts and was obviously not guilty of contracting them.