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repose -- as in: repose on the sofa
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Washington Square
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  • It has a kind of established repose which is not of frequent occurrence in other quarters of the long, shrill city; it has a riper, richer, more honourable look than any of the upper ramifications of the great longitudinal thoroughfare—the look of having had something of a social history.
  • The state of mind after amputation is doubtless one of comparative repose.

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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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