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Respite, subst. delay, time granted: “to make you understand this, I crave but four days' r.” Meas. IV, 2, 170. “ourself . . . after some r. will return to Calais,” H6A IV, 1, 170. “this All-Souls' day to my fearful soul is the determined r. of my wrongs,” R3 V, 1, 19 (== term; cf. the German frist).* “the bishop did require a r.” H8 II, 4, 177. H8 II, 4, 177
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