Reposal to Reprieve

(Re*pos"al) n. [From Repose.]

1. The act or state of reposing; as, the reposal of a trust. Shak.

2. That on which one reposes. [Obs.] Burton.

(Re*pos"ance) n. Reliance. [Obs.] John Hall.

(Re*pose") 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.

Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth . . . are left behind.

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.

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.

3. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.

The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.

(Re*pose"), v. i.

1. To lie at rest; to rest.

Within a thicket I reposed.

2. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.

It is upon these that the soul may repose.
I. Taylor.

3. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.

Syn. — To lie; recline; couch; rest; sleep; settle; lodge; abide.

(Re*pose"), n. [F. repos. See Repose, v.]

1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.

Shake off the golden slumber of repose.

2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.

3. (Poetic) A rest; a pause.

4. (Fine Arts) That harmony or moderation which affords rest for the eye; — opposed to the scattering and division of a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want repose.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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