American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Repose

REPO’SE, v.t. s as z. [l. repono, reposui.]

1. To lay at rest.

- After the toil of battle, to repose your wearied virtue.

2. To lay; to rest, as the mind, in confidence or trust; as, to repose trust or confidence in a person’s veracity.

3. To lay up; to deposit; to lodge; as pebbles reposed in cliffs.

4. To place in confidence.

REPO’SE, v.i.

1. To lie at rest; to sleep.

Within a thicket I repos’d.

2. To rest in confidence. I repose on the faith and honor of a friend.

3. To lie; to rest; as trap reposing on sand.

REPO’SE, n.

1. A lying at rest.

2. Sleep; rest; quiet.

3. Rest of mind; tranquility; freedom from uneasiness.

4. Cause of rest.

5. In poetry, a rest; a pause.

6. In painting, harmony of colors, as when nothing glaring appears.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Repose," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKH8E6V3SRVG884.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Repose." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKH8E6V3SRVG884.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Repose' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKH8E6V3SRVG884.