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.] [1913 Webster]

But these thy fortunes let us straight repose In this divine cave's bosom. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth . . . are left behind. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

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 couch. [1913 Webster]

All being settled and reposed, the lord archbishop did present his majesty to the lords and commons. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

After the toil of battle to repose Your wearied virtue. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust. [1913 Webster]

The king reposeth all his confidence in thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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