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English definition of “repose”

repose

noun [U]     /rɪˈpəʊz/ US  /-ˈpoʊz/ formal
the state of resting or lying down: Your face is so beautiful in repose.RecliningNot holding the body uprightPassive and not working
(Definition of repose noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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