respiteless

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respite (ˈrɛspɪt, -paɪt)
 
n
1.  a pause from exertion; interval of rest
2.  a temporary delay
3.  a temporary stay of execution; reprieve
 
vb
4.  (tr) to grant a respite to; reprieve
 
[C13: from Old French respit, from Latin respectus a looking back; see respect]
 
'respiteless
 
adj

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