Sentence Examples with the word breathing space

To give his enemies a breathing space when they were hard pressed was an insane proceeding unless he meant to make peace.

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.

Into the European system, and gave the exhausted country an inestimably beneficial breathing space 1333-4370.