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re·pose 1

 (rĭ-pōz′)
n.
1. The act of resting or the state of being at rest.
2. Freedom from worry; peace of mind.
3. Calmness; tranquility.
v. re·posed, re·pos·ing, re·pos·es
v.tr.
1. To lay (oneself) down.
2. To rest or relax (oneself).
v.intr.
1. To lie at rest.
2. To lie dead: repose in a grave.
3. To lie while being supported by something.

[From Middle English reposen, to be at rest, from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausāre, to cause to rest : Latin re-, re- + Latin pausāre, to rest (from pausa, rest; see pause).]

re·pos′al n.
re·pos′er n.

re·pose 2

 (rĭ-pōz′)
tr.v. re·posed, re·pos·ing, re·pos·es
To place (trust, for example): reposed all his hopes in the new cure.

[Middle English reposen, to replace, from Latin repōnere, repos-, to put away; see reposit.]
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Then the curtain fell, and the audience reposed and ate candy while discussing the merits of the play.
His eyes wandered from the bosom of the mound, where the foresters were seated around their glimmering fire, to the fainter light which still lingered in the skies, and then rested long and anxiously on the embodied gloom, which lay like a dreary void on that side of him where the dead reposed.
I did not confine my lodging to it, but often reposed in thick cane-brakes, to avoid the savages, who, I believe, often visited my camp, but fortunately for me, in my absence.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
In fact, everybody in the room bore on his head this characteristic emblem of man's sovereignty; whether it were felt hat, palm-leaf, greasy beaver, or fine new chapeau, there it reposed with true republican independence.
A most noble benignity and purity reposed in the counte- nance of him they called Sir Galahad, and likewise in the king's also; and there was majesty and greatness in the giant frame and high bearing of Sir Launcelot of the Lake.
This boulder had descended from a precipice and stopped on the ice in the middle of the glacier, and the sun had warmed it up, every day, and consequently it had melted its way deeper and deeper into the ice, until at last it reposed, as we had found it, in a deep pool of the clearest and coldest water.
Cobb was mother only to a little headstone in the churchyard, where reposed "Sarah Ann, beloved daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Cobb, aged seventeen months;" but the name of mother was better than nothing, and served at any rate as a reminder of her woman's crown of blessedness.
Resting my head on Helen's shoulder, I put my arms round her waist; she drew me to her, and we reposed in silence.
In an arch under the dresser reposed a huge, liver-coloured bitch pointer, surrounded by a swarm of squealing puppies; and other dogs haunted other recesses.
The object in question was an ancient casket (one of his father's bargains); inside the casket reposed an old-fashioned carbuncle brooch, set in silver (another of his father's bargains) -- bridal presents both, possessing the inestimable merit of leaving his money undisturbed in his pocket.