Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of reprieve.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And then the Home bloody Secretary goes and spoils everything, by reprieving you know who …A lovely Doctor Who BBC1, Christmas Day too, with an even better Christmas tree than the one at Downton.

    TV review: Downton Abbey; Doctor Who; Absolutely Fabulous

  • Perhaps next week we will have a planted story about Clegg reprieving the cut to the blind.

    A welfare bill for people with straightforward lives | Julia Unwin

  • The BBC has a habit of threatening to close its digital radio stations before reprieving them.

    Bob Shennan: 'Entertainment is not a dirty word'

  • But everybody was, for the moment, stark-mad on the subject of Porteous, and engaged busily in attacking or defending the measures of Government in reprieving him; and the ardour of dispute had excited such universal thirst, that half the young lawyers and writers, together with their very clerks, the class whom Butler was looking after, had adjourned the debate to some favourite tavern.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • As the Hon Members know, our Constitution says that the President is responsible for "pardoning or reprieving offenders and remitting any fines, penalties or forfeitures."

    Address to the joint sitting of Parliament to report on the processing of some Presidential Pardons

  • As the Hon Members know, our Constitution says that the President is responsible for “pardoning or reprieving offenders and remitting any fines, penalties or forfeitures.”

    ANC Today

  • Mugabe initially declared himself opposed to the death penalty but stopped reprieving condemned criminals during an upsurge of political violence in western Matabeleland province.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The King's arm was by then a long one, and he had Thettalos brought to him from Corinth in chains, apparently reprieving him later.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Now his illness came like a mercy, reprieving me from the treadmill of private anxiety.

    The Quiet American

  • According to Mr. Raymond, the reprieving of Jones caused widespread indignation and streams of telegrams to the Home Secretary: in her native town, “She should hang” was chalked on the walls beside pictures of a figure dangling from a gallows.

    Decline of the English Murder

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