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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.
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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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