Sentence Examples


  • A respite was thus given and something was done to improve the army.
  • The land prospered rapidly during this respite from the horrors of war.
  • The noblest names of Scotland now took part in the pursuit of Wallace, who, as great in diplomacy as in war, had visited Rome (he had a safe-conduct of Philip of France to that end), and had at least secured a respite for his country.
  • The risk was not taken, and the short respite gave time to close the doors in the face of the invader.
  • During a brief respite from the king's service he led a force into Prussia and he was often employed on diplomatic business.