in repose

idiom

formal + literary
: at rest : sleeping
His face in repose is serious and thoughtful.

Examples of in repose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Logo points out an ostrich in mating position and a leopard in repose. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Jan. 2024 In scenes that find the Höss family in repose on the banks of the Sola, sound creates a canopy of futile escapism — the woodpeckers echoing the machine guns, the turtledoves grieving in the trees, the unceasing wails of Hedwig’s baby Annagret. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 The large scale canvas features a woman on an interior chaise lounge in repose and with glittering rhinestone accents that make the oil and acrylic pastiche glitter and glimmer. Amy Carleton, Charlotte Observer, 29 Feb. 2024 In it, a dark copper statue sits—its face obscured by the hood of an ankle-length cloak, like a grim reaper in repose—amid barren branches in the snow. Rebecca Panovka, Harper's Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 Sandra Day O'Connor lies in repose at Supreme Court, will be memorialized at National Cathedral In another light moment, Roberts recalled O'Connor's comment to a reporter after he was chosen to succeed her on the court. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 19 Dec. 2023 The last justice who lay in repose at the court was Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female justice. CBS News, 18 Dec. 2023 The coffin of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who died on Dec. 1, arriving at the Supreme Court, where her body was to lie in repose. Marc Lacey, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 Ahead of the funeral, O'Connor on Monday lay in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court, where members of the public -- including Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff -- were able to pay their respects. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 19 Dec. 2023

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“In repose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20repose. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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