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repose
used in Middlemarch

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to rest or lie
  • The clear heights where she expected to walk in full communion had become difficult to see even in her imagination; the delicious repose of the soul on a complete superior had been shaken into uneasy effort and alarmed with dim presentiment.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (50% in)
  • Sometimes when Dorothea was in company, there seemed to be as complete an air of repose about her as if she had been a picture of Santa Barbara looking out from her tower into the clear air; but these intervals of quietude made the energy of her speech and emotion the more remarked when some outward appeal had touched her.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (72% in)
  • One evening, tired with his experimenting, and not being able to elicit the facts he needed, he left his frogs and rabbits to some repose under their trying and mysterious dispensation of unexplained shocks, and went to finish his evening at the theatre of the Porte Saint Martin, where there was a melodrama which he had already seen several times; attracted, not by the ingenious work of the collaborating authors, but by an actress whose part it was to stab her lover, mistaking him for...
    Book 2 — Old and Young (28% in)
  • ...in the grate, and clasped his hands at the back of his head, in that agreeable afterglow of excitement when thought lapses from examination of a specific object into a suffusive sense of its connections with all the rest of our existence—seems, as it were, to throw itself on its back after vigorous swimming and float with the repose of unexhausted strength—Lydgate felt a triumphant delight in his studies, and something like pity for those less lucky men who were not of his profession.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (42% in)
  • Lydgate, you perceive, had talked fervidly to Rosamond of his hopes as to the highest uses of his life, and had found it delightful to be listened to by a creature who would bring him the sweet furtherance of satisfying affection—beauty—repose—such help as our thoughts get from the summer sky and the flower-fringed meadows.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (32% in)
  • She was always trying to be what her husband wished, and never able to repose on his delight in what she was.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (44% in)
  • "And now I think that I can take some repose," said Mr. Casaubon.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (46% in)
  • In my opinion Mrs. Casaubon should do what would give her the most repose of mind.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (60% in)
  • That repose will not always come from being forbidden to act.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (60% in)
  • At that moment he snatched at a temporary repose to be won on any terms.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (99% in)
  • In the months since their parting Dorothea had felt a delicious though sad repose in their relation to each other, as one which was inwardly whole and without blemish.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (41% in)

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