Breathing-space sentence example

breathing-space
  • The death of Hadrian and the accession of Antoninus Pius (138), however, gave the dispersed people of Palestine a breathing-space.
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  • To give his enemies a breathing space when they were hard pressed was an insane proceeding unless he meant to make peace.
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  • But Austria and Russia gave him no time for anything but defence, and it was not until the peace of Jassy (1792) that a breathing space was allowed him in Europe, while Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt and Syria soon called for Turkey's strongest efforts and for the time shattered the old-standing French alliance.
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  • What it wanted most of all was peace, and by establishing something like a territorial equilibrium the congress did much to win that breathing space which was the cardinal need of all.
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  • This peace, however, did no more than afford a breathing space during which Louis XIV.
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  • There was breathing space for a moment in the centre, but the Austrian left now came into action, Krautwald von Annan's III.
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  • Diaz had little breathing-space, though some days were required before the enemy could prepare for an attack in force upon the new line.
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  • The breathing-space was needed by Di Robilant's troops, for the XVIII.
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  • Through the insistence of Russia an armistice was agreed upon; and Lord Beaconsfieldfor Disraeli had now been raised to the peerageendeavoured to utilize the breathing space by organizing a conference of the great powers at Constantinople, which was attended on behalf of Great Britain by Lord Salisbury.
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