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Noun reprieve has 4 senses
  1. reprieve, respite - a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    --1 is a kind of relief, ease
    Derived form: verb reprieve2
  2. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    --2 is a kind of interruption, break
    --2 has particulars: defervescence; remission, remittal, subsidence
  3. reprieve - a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
    --3 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb reprieve1
  4. reprieve, respite - the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
    --4 is a kind of clemency, mercifulness, mercy
    Derived form: verb reprieve1
Verb reprieve has 2 senses
  1. reprieve, respite - postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
    --1 is one way to postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off
    Derived forms: noun reprieve4, noun reprieve3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. reprieve - relieve temporarily
    --2 is one way to
    rescue, deliver
    Derived form: noun reprieve1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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