reprieve (Meaning)

Wordnet

reprieve (n)

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Wordnet

reprieve (v)

postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

relieve temporarily

Webster

reprieve (v. t.)

To delay the punishment of; to suspend the execution of sentence on; to give a respite to; to respite; as, to reprieve a criminal for thirty days.

To relieve for a time, or temporarily.

Webster

reprieve (n.)

A temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death.

Interval of ease or relief; respite.

reprieve Sentence Examples

  1. The prisoner's reprieve came as an unexpected lifeline, granting him a stay from execution.
  2. The drought's severity offered a momentary reprieve from the scorching heat.
  3. After weeks of relentless rain, the flood waters finally receded, providing a much-needed reprieve.
  4. The doctor's diagnosis brought a temporary reprieve from the patient's anxiety.
  5. The storm caused widespread damage, but the community granted a reprieve to the affected residents.
  6. The competition offered a reprieve from the monotonous routine of daily life.
  7. The reprieve allowed the hostages to regain their strength and plan their escape.
  8. The hiker's reprieve from the blizzard came when he stumbled upon a remote cabin.
  9. The teacher granted a reprieve on the assignment deadline for students struggling with the material.
  10. The new job offered a reprieve from the financial hardships the individual had faced.

FAQs About the word reprieve

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort, an interruption in the intensity or amount of something, a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the

respite, lull, suspension,pause, break, interruption, time-out, breath, interlude, finishing

endurance, persistence, extension, progress, progress,continuation, continuation, endurance, extension, persistence

The prisoner's reprieve came as an unexpected lifeline, granting him a stay from execution.

The drought's severity offered a momentary reprieve from the scorching heat.

After weeks of relentless rain, the flood waters finally receded, providing a much-needed reprieve.

The doctor's diagnosis brought a temporary reprieve from the patient's anxiety.