respite

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short respite breath , breather , breathing place , breathing space , breathing spell , breathing time
friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them bot Phintias , Pythias
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