come to rest


: to stop moving
The ball came to rest against the curb.
As she scanned the room her eyes came to rest on a tall man.

Examples of come to rest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, just after 6 p.m. Friday, a woman was found shot to death inside a vehicle that had struck a fence and then come to rest at the corner of Center Street and Fourth Avenue South in the Titusville community. Carol Robinson |, al, 9 July 2022 Police found Grant about four hours later inside a 1993 Cadillac DeVille that had crashed and come to rest on its roof in the 4600 block of North 76th Street. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 9 May 2023 Then, with his first shot of the tournament, Woods had the misfortune of solidly striking an iron off the tee only to watch his ball come to rest in a divot. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 14 July 2022 Sadly, once consumed, many of these empty nip bottles come to rest along Massachusetts roadsides and other public spaces. John Laidler,, 18 Nov. 2021 High above the canyon floor, a local man in his thirties has come to rest halfway down a run called Sugar Shack, a steep, northwest-facing chute through sparse trees where avalanches have buried people before and which requires about a 90-minute climb from Ophir. Devon O’Neil, Outside Online, 28 Mar. 2020 On a Sunday night at the start of our spring break vacation this year, my 11-year-old son had been asleep on some blankets in the back corner room of his grandfather’s house hours away from Detroit, and the SUV had come to rest right outside. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2023 The spinning top that is Carlos Correa has finally come to rest at Target Field. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 10 Jan. 2023 This flow would hit Orting in about an hour and finally come to rest all the way down in Sumner and Puyallup near Tacoma (see above). Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 17 May 2022

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“Come to rest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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