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Middle English from Old French respit from Latin respectus refuge, looking back respect
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Anglo-Norman and Old French respit (“rest")
A respite was thus given and something was done to improve the army.
The land prospered rapidly during this respite from the horrors of war.
The respite, however, was short.
Allied soldiers enjoy a brief respite from the war.
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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