Definitions of repose

  1. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
  2. freedom from activity ( work or strain or responsibility); " took his repose by the swimming pool"
  3. put in a horizontal position; " lay the books on the table"; " lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
  4. a disposition free from stress or emotion
  5. lie in a comfortable resting position; " He was reposing on the couch"
  6. be inherent or innate in;
  7. be at rest
  8. put or confide something in a person or thing; " These philosophers reposed the law in the people"
  9. to put something ( eg trust) in something; " The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
  10. lie when dead; " Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
  11. lean in a comfortable resting position; " He was reposing on the couch"
  12. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit.
  13. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
  14. To lie at rest; to rest.
  15. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
  16. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
  17. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
  18. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
  19. A rest; a pause.
  20. To lay at rest; to cause to be calm or quiet; to compose; to rest, - often reflexive; as, to repose one's self on a couch.
  21. That harmony or moderation which affords rest for the eye; - opposed to the scattering and division of a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want repose.
  22. Sleep; rest; calmness; ease of manner.
  23. To place in a position to rest; refresh by rest; to cause to depend; with in or on; as, to repose confidence in God.
  24. To sleep; to lie at rest; to confide; to be calm or peaceful.
  25. To lay at rest: to compose: to place in trust ( with on or in).
  26. To rest: to sleep: to rest in confidence ( with on or upon): to lie.
  27. A lying at rest: sleep: quiet: rest of mind: ( fine art) that harmony which gives rest to the eye.
  28. To lay at rest; place in trust.
  29. To rest; sleep.
  30. To put to rest; refresh by rest.
  31. To trust; confide.
  32. To lie; recline; rest.
  33. The act of reposing; rest; sleep. reposal.
  34. Calmness; composure.
  35. A lying at rest; state of sleep; rest of mind; cause of rest; a rest or pause; quietude of colour and treatment in a work of art. See Repone.
  36. To lay at rest; to lay; to place in confidence.
  37. To rest; to lie; to rest in confidence.
  38. To lay or be at rest; to place or rest in, as confidence; to sleep; to recline; to rely, with in or on.
  39. State of sleep; rest; quiet; rest of mind; in paint., certain parts in the composition of a picture which seem to tranquillise its aspect.

Quotes of repose

  1. Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. – Ambrose Bierce
  2. To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. – Helena Petrova Blavatsky
  3. The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose – Edward Coke
  4. Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose – Cyril Connolly
  5. You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose – Indira Gandhi
  6. Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. Something attempted, something done, Has earned a nights repose – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose freedom and happiness. – Jean-Paul Marat
  9. Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten. – Thomas Otway
  10. Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice. – Francis Quarles
  11. Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. – Rabindranath Tagore
  12. Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art. – Frank Lloyd Wright
  13. A face that is really lovely in repose can fall apart if, when its owner stars to talk, she distorts every feature. – Loretta Young

Usage examples for repose

  1. I belong to France; and for her I will sacrifice my repose my blood, my life, with the greatest joy." – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  2. We want movement, and they want repose – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  3. The tutor allowed her some minutes for repose and reflection ere he returned to the charge. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  4. Madame Dobson's sentimental and sympathetic tone led one to repose confidence in her. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  5. But I wished he would cultivate more repose and serenity. – Revisiting the Earth by James Langdon Hill
  6. That future is other and more than a festival; it is other and more than repose – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  7. Very possibly she was planning out the dress that she meant to " cut to suit herself," but in their repose her features became very beautiful again. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  8. There is something Greek in that repose of feeling, triumphant over circumstance. – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. But the stony repose and calm of their Gothic temple was not reflected in the faces of the people. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  10. Within the last hour Doctor Belton has declared perfect quiet, perfect repose to be of the utmost importance to my father. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  11. Come, seat yourself by me upon the sofa; repose your head upon me, and listen to what I will relate to you." – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. Without liberty, life is no life; and there is no liberty without repose – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  13. I had just passed an hour alone with the Duke, and had taken my leave of him and gone home, where in order to be in repose I had closed my door to everybody. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 10 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  14. Their wants and wishes being easily supplied, the whole of their happiness seems to depend on quiet and repose and their highest enjoyment on the pleasure of sleep. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  15. As the night wore on, the deep breathing of the men told that they, too, had sought and found repose – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Instantly he was buried in deep repose – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. After that, I stretched forth at my ease and endeavoured to repose seriously. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  18. Repose complete repose sleep: that is almost everything. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  19. The repose was taken accordingly. – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  20. It is late at night, and night is the time for repose and prayer. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach

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