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There are a number of reasons why someone who is feeling anxious might find reprieve in horror.

If you were expecting a bit of a reprieve in the news flow this week, forget it.

From Fortune

The governor said $75 million worth of loans to small businesses will be forgiven and converted into grants, and companies will get a reprieve on an expected increase in unemployment taxes.

All of the day’s dockets were canceled, giving them a brief reprieve until their rescheduled hearing date in December.

Handed a reprieve, Tagovailoa helped move the Dolphins 54 more yards downfield, and running back Jordan Howard finished things off with a two-yard touchdown run.

When POTUS asked Malia if she wanted to pet the turkey before he granted its reprieve, she responded appropriately: “Nah.”

The procedure was captured on-camera and released by the human rights organization, Reprieve.

Hickenlooper had granted Dunlap a temporary reprieve in 2013, which amounted to a half-measure that made nobody happy.

But six months into his probation, Bartiromo asked the judge presiding over his case for a reprieve.

There were moments of reprieve, then the boiling water again.

So Thyrsis went home to Corydon, as one who brings a reprieve to a prisoner under sentence of death.

Anguish of the accused awaiting the decision of his judges—life, death, reprieve, or pardon!

If no reprieve could be obtained, no commutation of the sentence, he would speak out and set Andrew Westwood free.

I wanted a day's reprieve, and I have gained it—gained a day, spent in most agreeable conversation, for which I thank you.

They were placed under the gallows with the ropes round their necks, when a reprieve arrived.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reprieve, such as: abatement, absolution, amnesty, clemency, deferment, and pardon.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.