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Definition to rest or lie

Repose can also mean to put something (e.g.,  trust) in someone or something.
  • She was reposing on the couch
reposing = resting or lying
  • He that unbuckles this, till we do please
    To doff 't for our repose, shall hear a storm.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • repose = rest
  • Chapter twenty-six is entitled:  Repose on the Road to Paris.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • repose = to rest or lie
  • His whole body had sagged into a timeless repose.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • repose = to rest or lie
  • "I drink," he said, "to the buried that repose around us."
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • repose = lie (are reclined)
  • This is a strange repose, to be asleep
    With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, moving,
    And yet so fast asleep.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • repose = rest or sleep
  • Good night, good night! as sweet repose and rest
    Come to thy heart as that within my breast!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • repose = comfortable rest
  • It feels like a lead anchor, sinking in a sea of quilt, tugging me toward repose.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • repose = rest (sleep)
  • Thinking it unnecessary to disturb your esteemed repose, we have proceeded in advance to...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • repose = rest
  • A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose;
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • repose = to rest or lie
  • 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
  • reposing = resting
  • Good repose the while!
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • repose = to rest or lie
  • 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
  • repose = to give rest or peace to
  • 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
  • reposing = resting or lying
  • 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
  • repose = rest
  • 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
  • reposed = rested or lay
  • 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
  • repose = rest
  • 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
  • repose = rest
  • It is always the way of events in this life, ... no sooner have you got settled in a pleasant resting-place, than a voice calls out to you to rise and move on, for the hour of repose is expired.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
    Indira Gandhi

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