Grammar Patterns

N from n

The 'respite' group

These nouns refer to the state of not being affected by something bad, or no longer being affected by something bad. We include here independence, which refers to the state of not being controlled by another country.
Drugs meant hope of health, of longer life, of freedom from pain.
Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947.
Weather forecasters have promised a welcome respite from the heatwave with predictions that the weekend will be cooler and breezier.
In the case of freedom, immunity, protection, and respite, the preposition from is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
International efforts to conserve the white-headed duck have led to its protection from being shot.
  • comeback
  • deliverance
  • escape
  • freedom
  • immunity
  • independence
  • protection
  • recovery
  • refuge
  • release
  • relief
  • respite
  • sanctuary
  • There are also three nouns which refer to a place where someone is not affected by something bad.
    Stu and Lidia Simmons's treehouse becomes their refuge from the conflicts of their Mississippi home town.
  • refuge
  • safe haven
  • sanctuary
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