[ US /ɹiˈpɹiv/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪpɹˈiːv/ ]
  1. relieve temporarily
  2. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
  1. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
  2. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  3. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
  4. a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
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How To Use reprieve In A Sentence

  • Not even a week has passed since his reprieve and Ganguly has been penalised again, this time for showing dissent against an umpiring decision.
  • Smith's poor call reprieved Strauss for his decision to bowl first in that game in conditions which were ideal for batting. Evening Standard - Home
  • We're getting a reprieve from inflation," said Edward Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research Inc. in New York, who will speak at the conference and who devised the term "bond vigilantes" to describe the power financial markets can wield over governments. -- Top News
  • They both knew it was less a vacation than a reprieve.
  • He had been imprisoned after being reprieved from a death sentence handed down by General Victoriano Huerta, the usurper who would overthrow Francisco Madero in February 1913. Pancho Villa as a German Agent...
  • However, the foreign earnings deduction, which is due to expire at the end of this month did not receive a reprieve.
  • But the reprieve for grammar schools is probably too late for Kingston Grammar to revert to its former direct-grant status as it is now formally established as an independent institution.
  • He has faced numerous anxious moments over the years, spending time in immigration detention centres and winning last-minute reprieves.
  • The desire for a reprieve from the frenetic, always-on existence that smartphones and the internet has enabled, is palpable. Tanya Schevitz: Missed Connection: Take a Digital Detox
  • The railway line , due for closure, has been granted a six - month reprieve.
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