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


Bradford, the fifth, was respited, in the hope that the example might tell upon him.

For a few hours, then—possibly for a few days—he was respited.

Dick felt as if he had been respited after condemnation, and began to breathe freely.

They were easily induced to request that he might be respited for a week.

In that desperate moment Stephens felt that he was respited as by a miracle.

We send not down the angels save with justice,91 nor would they then be respited.

For this day the criminal is respited from carrying on the struggle.

As also the woman; but she being found with child, her execution was respited.

May was respited, and was sentenced to transportation for life.

The tyrants have not the heart to carry out their own crime, and Raleigh shall be respited.