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English definition of “repose”

repose

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /rɪˈpəʊz/ us    /-ˈpoʊz/ formal
to rest or lie: She reposed on the sofa.RecliningNot holding the body uprightPassive and not working

repose

noun [U] uk   /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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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