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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reprieval Reprieve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reprieval Respite.
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  • Ryszard Kapuscinski
    “Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free; that for the moment you are not under lock and key: you have simply been granted a reprieve.”


In literature:

This, he considered darkly, was in the nature of a reprieve only.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
When execution's over, you offer a reprieve.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
It was really their reprieve, for news of disaster would have cut short their career.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Ten minutes before the time appointed for his execution the governor granted a reprieve.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
But even as she gasps for breath Eugene appears around the winding walk, and she is reprieved.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
At the angle that they struck, her bullets did not penetrate the brain, but they did give Bill an instant's reprieve.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
I suppose there is no possibility of reprieve?
"The World Peril of 1910" by George Griffith
But the reprieve was very short.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
I kept it back, granting the reprieve for your sweet sake.
"Bristol Bells" by Emma Marshall
He was the bearer of a reprieve.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
But even as he made the decision to face the ordeal, his eye involuntarily swept the desk for even a momentary reprieve.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
I have decided to revoke the two days' reprieve.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
Some were reprieved and pardoned; others were executed, with all the horrid accompaniments prescribed by the law.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Travis felt a sense of reprieve.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
She was now like a criminal looking for a reprieve.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Marengo was reprieved, and he seemed to know it, as he bounded over the snow, waving his tail, and barking like a young fool.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
It was one of those days on which human wretchedness seems to have been reprieved.
"The Immortal" by Alphonse Daudet
To the last moment, when he received notice of it, which was on the 29th of April, Garnet fully expected a reprieve.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
That gave him a possible reprieve; all else offered sure disaster.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
He saw the Sheriff presently called away, but could not see the Scotch lad who called him, who was Gibb riding in with the reprieve.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse

In poetry:

Nay, bid me not my cares to leave,
Who cannot from their shadow flee.
I do but win a short reprieve,
'Scaping to pleasure and to thee.
""Nay, Bid Me Not My Cares To Leave"" by William Watson
Look on the wounds of Christ for me,
My sentence graciously reprieve:
Extend thy peaceful sceptre, Lord,
And bid the dying traitor live.
"Refining Fuller, Make Me Clean" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Adam, our father and our head,
Transgressed, and justice doomed us dead;
The fiery law speaks all despair:
There's no reprieve nor pardon there.
"Hymn 43 part 1" by Isaac Watts
He, farther, must in Jesus Christ believe,
And in the blood that did for him atone,
Who by his death did all our souls reprieve,
When none cou'd rescue us, but Christ alone :
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
When one is lost who is greater than we,
And loved us so well that death should reprieve
Of all hearts this one to us; when we must leave
His grave,—the past will break like the sea!
"Ours To Endure" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
The last, I say, yet scarce believe
What all my heart is black with knowing;
Doomed, I yet watch for some reprieve,
But know too well that love is going,
As sure as yonder stream is flowing.
"The Last Tryst" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks received a reprieve Tuesday afternoon, as Sen.
Sandy blows a reprieve to illegals in U.S.
Family Wins Reprieve in Nevada 'Forced Abortion' Case (3592).
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President's Win Is Reprieve for 'Obamacare.
Flood of comment means reprieve for UCR tennis.
Reba McEntireÂ's hit TV sitcom Reba has been given a last-minute reprieve by the new CW Network, reports
Rover gets a reprieve .
NYC-OTB gets a reprieve X2.
Amazon seeks a tax reprieve .
Bemidji's Stoner Avenue gets reprieve .
Hemp Gets a Reprieve .
Two week reprieve for MegaUpload data.
Latest ObamaCare ' reprieve .
Ravenna's flagpole gets reprieve .