Definition of Reprieve
to cancel or postpone a bad situation
Examples of 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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