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1‘in repose, her face still showed signs of the strain she had been under’
rest, relaxation, inactivity, restfulness, stillness, idleness
2‘true repose can never be found in that house’
peace, peace and quiet, peacefulness, quiet, quietness, quietude, calm, calmness, tranquillity, stillness
leisure, ease, respite, time off, breathing space
3‘such a depth of repose in so young a man’
composure, calmness, serenity, tranquillity, equanimity, peace of mind
poise, self-possession, aplomb, self-assurance, dignity
1‘the diamond reposed on a bed of plum velvet’
lie, be placed, be set, be situated, be positioned, be supported, rest
2‘perhaps Jessica had not realized how much trust he had reposed in her’
put, place, lay, lodge, set, consign, invest, entrust
3‘the beds on which we were to repose’
lie, lie down, recline, stretch out
rest, relax, sleep, slumber, take one's ease
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