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I struggle with the same financial and mental challenges as non-autistics, and the suffering we are all enduring is far too steep a price to pay for a temporary respite from my acting gig as a neurotypical person.

Sports have prevailed, however, and despite some jarring changes, the major sports leagues have managed to provide a respite from the news and keep fans cheering, even if they have to do so remotely.

For the winter break, Barber’s assignments include taking a respite from technology, spending time with family, eating good food, reading a book for fun, getting outside and performing a random act of kindness.

Heads quickly turned to the right-wing Twitter alternative Parler—which seemed to be a logical place of respite for the digitally de-throned president.

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From prelift power breakfasts to apres-ski steaks in an Old West saloon, here’s where to eat when you’re not on the slopesSun Valley, Idaho, has been a favorite adventure getaway and celebrity respite for almost a century.

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Scientific observation, rather than being a place of respite from fear, itself has become something else to rail against.

The Michigan waiver benefits include, besides the staff at home, respite care and environmental adaptations.

There is no respite from the destruction as I drive into the UNRWA compound.

He admits that drugs may have saved his life early on because they offered respite from the sadness.

Jimmy Fallon's uncontainable glee is a welcome respite from late night's usual smarm and snark, but that's Fallon's thing.

On the whole,91 it may be seriously doubted whether the respite extended beyond a couple of months, or even six weeks.

He had a moment's respite now, for Fortunio stung—though lightly was not likely to come again until he had others to support him.

Under Gordian and Philip a respite was again granted to the persecuted church.

I never slept, except by day, when exhausted nature at length claimed some respite.

We can also understand the eagerness with which the Roman welcomed a respite from civic and social duties.


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On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to respite, such as: breather, breathing space, downtime, hiatus, interruption, and layoff.

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