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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Repose \Re*pose"\ (r[-e]*p[=o]z"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reposed
(-p?zd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reposing.] [F. reposer; L. pref.
re- re- + pausare to pause. See Pause, Pose, v.]
1. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to
deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit. [Obs.]
But these thy fortunes let us straight repose
In this divine cave's bosom. --Chapman.
Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth .
. . are left behind. --Woodward.
2. 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
All being settled and reposed, the lord archbishop
did present his majesty to the lords and commons.
After the toil of battle to repose
Your wearied virtue. --Milton.
3. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
108 Moby Thesaurus words for "reposing":
accumbent, asleep, asleep in Jesus, at rest, bereft of life,
breathless, called home, calm, carrion, cloistered, cool, couchant,
couche, crawling, croaked, dead, dead and gone, death-struck,
deceased, decumbent, defunct, demised, departed,
departed this life, destitute of life, done for, draped, dwindling,
ebbing, even-tenored, exanimate, fallen, finished, flat,
food for worms, gone, gone to glory, gone west, groveling, halcyon,
hushed, impassive, inanimate, isolated, late, late lamented,
launched into eternity, lifeless, lolling, lounging, lying,
martyred, moldering, no more, pacific, passed on, peaceable,
peaceful, placid, procumbent, prone, prostrate, pushing up daisies,
quiescent, quiet, reclining, recumbent, released, reposeful,
restful, resting, resting easy, resupine, sainted, secluded,
sequestered, sequestrated, sheltered, sleeping, smitten with death,
smooth, sprawled, sprawling, spread, still, still as death,
stillborn, stillish, stilly, stoic, stolid, subsiding, supine,
taken away, taken off, tranquil, unagitated, undisturbed, unmoved,
unperturbed, unruffled, unstirring, untroubled, waning,
with the Lord, with the saints, without life,
without vital functions
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