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repose -- as in: repose on the sofa
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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  • The geniality, as was the way of the man, was somewhat theatrical to the eye; but it reposed on genuine feeling.
  • "Your master seems to repose a great deal of trust in that young man, Poole," resumed the other musingly.
  • But no sooner was Mr. Utterson alone that night than he locked the note into his safe, where it reposed from that time forward.

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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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