Reprieve in a Sentence


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Reprieve - Definition


to cancel or postpone a bad situation

Use Reprieve in a sentence



Because of a legal review, the criminal was granted a reprieve on his sentence.


To kids, snow days are wonderful events because they allow them a reprieve from school.


Some of the biggest lenders are compromising with homeowners by giving them a three-month reprieve to catch up on their payments.


When he realized he would not get a last minute reprieve, the death row inmate said his final goodbyes.


The rain is a welcome reprieve to the staggering heat.



To everyone’s surprise, the convict received a reprieve from the governor of his state.


The children were happy when their mother gave them a reprieve and allowed them to skip their chores for a day.


My mountain vacation is my reprieve from the noise of the city.


Without a long-term plan, the cash bail-out will be nothing but a temporary reprieve for the homebuilders.


If the postal system does not receive a reprieve from its debts, it will not be able to operate much longer.


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Reprieve synonyms


postpone, hiatus, pardon, clemency, respite, put off, suspend




Reprieve antonyms


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