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repose -- as in: repose on the sofa
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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
  • "I drink," he said, "to the buried that repose around us."
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • Thinking it unnecessary to disturb your esteemed repose, we have proceeded in advance to...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit

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  • And very comfortable beds they are too! But not more comfortable than we need, I can tell you, comrades, with all the brainwork we have to do nowadays. You would not rob us of our repose, would you, comrades?
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Good repose the while!
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose;
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • attention was suddenly drawn to some black object, reposing upon the head of one of the immense hogsheads of Gin, or of Rum, which constituted the chief furniture of the apartment.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • This is a strange repose, to be asleep
    With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, moving,
    And yet so fast asleep.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • After a few sherries she tells me what a lovely thing it is to have a little money so you can leave it to the Church for Masses to be said for the repose of your soul.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes

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  • I thought the doctors must all be in it together, and that somewhere in this hospital, in a hidden corner, there reposed a machine exactly like Doctor Gordon’s, ready to jolt me out of my skin.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • There was a general bustle, a rustling of the women’s gowns and shuffling of the men’s feet, greatly at variance with that hushed repose which should attend the entrance of the minister.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • The next day Aylmer apprised his wife of a plan that he had formed whereby he might have opportunity for the intense thought and constant watchfulness which the proposed operation would require; while Georgiana, likewise, would enjoy the perfect repose essential to its success.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • His whole body had sagged into a timeless repose.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • Chapter twenty-six is entitled:  Repose on the Road to Paris.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • It feels like a lead anchor, sinking in a sea of quilt, tugging me toward repose.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • And like the seasons you are also, And though in your winter you deny your spring, Yet spring, reposing within you, smiles in her drowsiness and is not offended.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • He that unbuckles this, till we do please
    To doff ’t for our repose, shall hear a storm.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Blackly he reposes, tender face the color of soot, withered limbs like veins of coal, feet lumps of driftwood hung with shriveled grapes!
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She was nearly sixteen and her body had filled out; she was just at the point when she was conscious of how to hold herself, how to gain a certain strength of repose by the set of her stance, her hips, her lofted chin.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The king’s face was severe in repose, although merry now.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Death, she often said, was waiting to snatch her from her work, and so she kept her hours of repose as brief and businesslike as possible.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • And that was how, at this time of farewell, in this parody of domestic life, we stayed for a while, oddly reposed.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • In her entire life she had known just two urban places—tiny Cracow in its Gothic repose and later the shapeless rubble heap of Warsaw after the Blitzkrieg.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • All during the anxiety of the previous week, as the apartment was being stripped and my mother’s things were folded and boxed and carted off to be sold, I’d yearned for the darkness and repose of Hobie’s house, its crowded rooms and old-wood smell, tea leaves and tobacco smoke, bowls of oranges on the sideboard and candlesticks scalloped with puddled beeswax.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • His countenance, in this repose, was mild and kindly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Keating sat straight, calm, not as he had sat facing a man in a dressing gown three days ago, but almost in confident repose.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Kitty is slight and delicate; and Mary studies so much, that her hours of repose should not be broken in on.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I reposed complete confidence in no one but Biddy; but I told poor Biddy everything.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Let it be observed that the Bank of England reposes a touching confidence in the honesty of the public.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • It is the attitude of repose in this particular drawing that clearly made it something the Nelson boy would Xerox.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Miss Betsy accordingly withdrew; and left the party to their repose.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Artificial flowers reposed waxily in glass vases.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • What need have we of repose when our minds and bodies continue to delight in activity?
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Her face was held level and it had a look of astonishment, of acceptance, of repose.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • For to-day he felt that he had earned opportunities for contemplative repose.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • It was the cool gray dawn, and there was a delicious sense of repose and peace in the deep pervading calm and silence of the woods.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The streets, shuttered for the repose of Sunday, swarmed with a gaily coloured crowd.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Resting my head on Helen’s shoulder, I put my arms round her waist; she drew me to her, and we reposed in silence.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • In repose he looks harmless—cuddly even, with most of his bulk concentrated in the lower third of his body.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • My soul delights in the repose and gracious curves of the Venus; and in Barre’s bronzes the secrets of the jungle are revealed to me.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Mr. Cruncher reposed under a patchwork counterpane, like a Harlequin at home.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Sport and repose lock from me day and night!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • At that exact instant, somewhere in Rome, the Hassassin enjoyed a fleeting moment of repose in a comfortable chair.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Thus much I thought proper to tell you in relation to yourself, and to the trust I reposed in you.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • He himself is untouched by what they offer; the indignity of vegetable repose can get no purchase on his iron will.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Carlini fetched two pickaxes; and the father and the lover began to dig at the foot of a huge oak, beneath which the young girl was to repose.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The geniality, as was the way of the man, was somewhat theatrical to the eye; but it reposed on genuine feeling.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • They regarded it as evidence of great confidence reposed in them by their overseers; and it was on this account, as well as a constant desire to be out of the field from under the driver’s lash, that they esteemed it a high privilege, one worth careful living for.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • From the near vision of that certainty he fell back on suspense and vacillation with a sense of repose.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
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