verb (used with object), res·pit·ed, res·pit·ing.
- respiratory system,
- respiratory tract,
- respite care,
- resplendent quetzal,
Origin of respite
Examples from the Web for respite
Scientific observation, rather than being a place of respite from fear, itself has become something else to rail against.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?|Kent Sepkowitz|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Michigan waiver benefits include, besides the staff at home, respite care and environmental adaptations.The Mommy Blogger Who Tried to Kill Her Autistic Daughter Talks to Dr. Phil|Elizabeth Picciuto|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is no respite from the destruction as I drive into the UNRWA compound.
Saint Barthélemy, my annual winter respite, is my favorite of the Caribbean islands.
Nearby businesses offered a respite from the chaos on the streets with Wi-Fi, cellphone charging, and good company.Boston Marathon Explosions: The Heroes Who Responded to the Blasts|Nina Strochlic|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the labor required by the condenser had increased to such a degree that I had scarcely any respite from exertion.
In 1721, this disease, after a respite of nineteen years, again appeared as an epidemic.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
A few days ago this delay would have been a terrible disappointment to me; yet now I feel it a respite.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
But she said to him, "I would be obliged to you if you will give me the respite of a year and a day."Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales|Various
Nevertheless, God gives them some respite from their miseries through the zeal and steadfast efforts of the brethren.St. Dionysius of Alexandria|Bishop of Alexandria, Saint Dionysius
Word Origin for respite
mid-13c., from Old French respit "delay, respect" (Modern French répit), from Latin respectus "consideration, recourse, regard" (see respect (n.)).