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Repose meaning

repose - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. lean in a comfortable resting position; " He was reposing on the couch"
  2. 2. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
  3. 3. To lie at rest; to rest.
  4. 4. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
  5. 5. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
  6. 6. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
  7. 7. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
  8. 8. A rest; a pause.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To lay at rest; place in trust.
  12. 12. To rest; sleep.

repose - examples of usage

  1. We will leave him for a moment, to such repose as the island afforded, and state some matters to carry on the chain of events. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. To these considerations it may be added, that there are many reasons to expect a more than usual abundance of corn in Europe during the repose to which we may now look forward. - "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country", Thomas Malthus.
  3. Childhood should be devoted to growth and education; old age to enjoyment and repose. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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