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Definitionto rest or lie
- He had a large share of pride, which had hitherto found itself very comfortable in the world, despising Old Goggles, and reposing in the sense of unquestioned rights; but now this same pride met with nothing but bruises and crushings.2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (43% in)
- She was almost glad of the plan, for perhaps it would bring her some strength and calmness to be alone with Philip again; it was like revisiting the scene of a quieter life, in which the very struggles were repose, compared with the daily tumult of the present.6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (46% in)
- Stephen was continually, through the morning, expressing his anxiety at the fatigue and discomfort she was suffering, and alluded to landing and to the change of motion and repose she would have in a carriage, wanting to assure himself more completely by presupposing that everything would be as he had arranged it.6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (26% in)
- All the next day she sat in her lonely room, with a window darkened by the cloud and the driving rain, thinking of that future, and wrestling for patience; for what repose could poor Maggie ever win except by wrestling?7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (21% in)
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