Synonyms for repose

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ri-pohz
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈpoʊz

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Définition of repose

Origin :
  • "lie at rest," mid-15c., from Middle French reposer, from Old French repauser (10c.), from Late Latin repausare "cause to rest," from Latin re-, here probably an intensive prefix (see re-), + Late Latin pausare "to stop" (see pause (v.)). Related: Reposed; reposing.
  • noun restfulness; calm
  • verb relax; recline
Example sentences :
  • A still, pale fog is soothing; it lulls nature to a kind of repose.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It has been said that unsettled questions have no pity for the repose of nations.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • And now I will try if any repose will fall to my lot for the remainder of this night.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Perhaps here she found the repose hitherto so vainly sought.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I found my new master every way worthy of any confidence I might repose in him.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • It was midnight in the streets of Granada—midnight, but not repose.
  • Extract from : « Leila, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • May you enjoy a better night's repose than I am likely to have.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • Assuredly it could not be your intention to sacrifice your repose to Mr. L——.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Circumstances have operated in conjunction with your skill to "medicine me to repose."
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • You lack that repose of character which will come to you, no doubt, in your more mature years.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle

Antonyms for repose

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