He had got a reprieve, or a respite, and he felt like a boy--another kind of boy from what he had ever been.
It might have been the gasp of the condemned man at the sound of the word “reprieve.”
But even if she did go it was a reprieve; it gave him one last opportunity.
The crying need of an imperiled republic could not reprieve him.
"Well, it is at least a reprieve," said ...