in repose

Definition of in repose

formal + literary

  1. :  at rest :  sleeping His face in repose is serious and thoughtful.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to lay at rest

    :  to lie at rest

    :  to lie dead

  1. :  a state of resting after exertion or strain

    :  rest in sleep

    :  eternal or heavenly rest

  1. :  to put away or set down :  deposit

    :  to place (confidence, trust, etc.) in someone or something

    :  to place for control, management, or use

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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