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repose -- as in: repose on the sofa
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  • They were not long able, however, to enjoy the repose of the eminence they had so laboriously gained.
  • With a curiosity so justly awakened, and feelings in every way so agitated, repose must be absolutely impossible.
  • Till she had made herself mistress of its contents, however, she could have neither repose nor comfort; and with the sun’s first rays she was determined to peruse it.
  • Her resolute effort threw back the lid, and gave to her astonished eyes the view of a white cotton counterpane, properly folded, reposing at one end of the chest in undisputed possession!
  • Sleep, or repose that deserved the name of sleep, was out of the question.
  • But neither the business alleged, nor the magnificent compliment, could win Catherine from thinking that some very different object must occasion so serious a delay of proper repose.
  • In this unceasing recurrence of doubts and inquiries, on any one article of which her mind was incapable of more than momentary repose, the hours passed away, and her journey advanced much faster than she looked for.

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  • She was reposing on the couch
  • Good night, good night! as sweet repose and rest
    Come to thy heart as that within my breast!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet

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