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  • v. Present participle of repose.


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  • But every day after dinner, for an hour, we were all together, and then the Favourite and the rest of the Royal Hareem competed who should most beguile the leisure of the Serene Haroun reposing from the cares of State – which were generally, as in most affairs of State, of an arithmetical character, the Commander of the Faithful being a fearful boggler at a sum.

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  • Now if he had chosen me, my body would, at this moment, have been concealed behind the sofa, and my class pin reposing in the murderer's pocket.

    When Patty Went to College

  • And these two uses of the expression reposing on its plain meaning, in the first instance signifying, 'I tell you that it is so'; and in the second instance signifying, 'So may it be!' or, 'So we believe it is,' underlie this grand title which God takes to Himself here, 'the God of the Amen,' both His Amen and ours.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

  • He shall never have cause to repent his confidence in reposing such a trust in the Lord Jesus.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • All the same, a little more fear leavened his exhilaration as he returned his attention to the sword reposing upon the bottom of the frozen pool.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • It never struck me that the time might have been profitably employed in paying a flying visit to one of the most sacred objects in Calabria and possibly in the whole world, one which Signor N. Marcene describes as reposing at Bagnara in a rich reliquary -- the authentic Hat of the Mother of God.

    Old Calabria

  • Moreover, in the front yard were cast-iron images painted white: a stag reposing on a door-mat; Diana properly dressed and returning from the chase; a small iron boy holding over his head a parasol from the ferrule of which a fountain squirted.

    The Blue Flower

  • The husband appears to have been more attached to her than Walpole supposed; at least if we may judge from his will, in which he desires to be buried in the same grave, and expresses his gratification at the idea of reposing by the side of one whom he had, during his lifetime, cherished and respected so highly.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

  • "Love from Above / Delivers Persephone / to the Subsoil" brings one back to the Narcissus-like episode in "Botanica" where dreamer and reflection are embodied by a reposing nymph on a raked mirror silken Sara Nachbauer.

    A Pruned Garden of Delights

  • They show her featured alongside famous artists or reposing in the tranquility of her "Temple de la Musique Ancienne" in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, near Paris, where she lived from 1925 until driven out by the Nazis because of her Jewish origins.

    Remembering the Heroine of the Harpsichord


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