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  • n. Plural form of rest.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rest.


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  • But whilst on the one side Christ rests as from a perfected work which needs no addition nor repetition, on the other He 'rests not day nor night. '

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

  • "Perhaps I read sometimes when I ought to be sleeping, but it rests me -- I tell you it _rests_ me.


  • Now, the Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme told the "Associated Press" that Landis is no longer considered the champion but that the decision to actually strip him of his title rests with the actual folks who run the cycling union that runs the race.

    CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2006

  • On the northern frontier we never developed a great general, -- Brown's claim to the title rests only on his not having committed the phenomenal follies of his predecessors, -- but by 1814 our soldiers had become seasoned, and we had acquired some good brigade commanders, notably

    The Naval War of 1812 Or the History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain to Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans

  • So far as his title rests on a law, by which it was taken away from the bankrupt and vested in him, it is ineffectual wherever that law is ineffectual; and the law of no sovereign is effectual of its own force outside of his territorial jurisdiction.

    The American Judiciary

  • Under this law the Ottoman Sultans claim absolute and unquestioning obedience from all Moslems throughout the world; but their right to this title rests upon the same foundation as that upon which is based the title of Caliph.

    The Contemporary Review, January 1883 Vol 43, No. 1

  • His claim to this title rests not only upon his personal contributions to the science, but also upon his power of co - ordinating the results obtained by his predecessors, and of directing into new fields of investigation the disciples who profited by his suggestive teaching.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • In my mind, the failure of the Wolves to win a title rests almost completely on the Front Office and the way (s) they built our teams.


  • The decision of whether to strip Landis of his title rests with the International Cycling Union. "


  • But the ICO has told a Government consultation that the definition of 'personal data' on which the whole law rests is inadequate.

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