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respite noun

ADJ. brief, moment's, temporary a moment's respite from the ringing of the phone | much needed, welcome

VERB + RESPITE have | bring (sb), give (sb), provide (sb with) The tablets brought temporary respite from the excruciating pain. | gain (sb), win (sb)

RESPITE + NOUN care

PREP. without ~ The storm continued for two hours without respite. | ~ from They had no respite from the demands of their children.

PHRASES a period of respite