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re-pose

[ree-pohz] /riˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), re-posed, re-posing.
1.
to pose again.
Origin
re- + pose1
Can be confused
re-pose, repose.

repose1

[ri-pohz] /rɪˈpoʊz/
noun
1.
the state of reposing or being at rest; rest; sleep.
2.
peace; tranquillity; calm.
3.
dignified calmness, as of manner; composure.
4.
absence of movement, animation, etc.:
When in repose, her face recalls the Mona Lisa.
verb (used without object), reposed, reposing.
5.
to lie or be at rest, as from work, activity, etc.
6.
to lie dead:
His body will repose in the chapel for two days.
7.
to be peacefully calm and quiet:
The sea reposed under the tropical sun.
8.
to lie or rest on something.
9.
Archaic. to depend or rely on a person or thing.
verb (used with object), reposed, reposing.
10.
to lay to rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English reposen (v.) < Middle French reposer, Old French < Late Latin repausāre, equivalent to Latin re- re- + Late Latin pausāre to rest (derivative of Latin pausa pause)
Related forms
reposedly
[ri-poh-zid-lee] /rɪˈpoʊ zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
reposedness, noun
reposer, noun

repose2

[ri-pohz] /rɪˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), reposed, reposing.
1.
to put (confidence, trust, etc.) in a person or thing.
2.
to put under the authority or at the disposal of a person.
3.
Archaic. to deposit.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English reposen to replace, representing Latin repōnere to put back; see re-, pose
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Examples from the web for repose
  • Fish, reptiles, and insects all experience some kind of repose too.
  • Ice and avalanches of snow were regularly joining the rocks on their one-way trips toward new angles of repose.
  • He neither flinched nor faltered, and his repose and dignity would have done honor to a saint.
  • Those are increasingly digital, and still repose largely at the agencies that created them, or in temporary holding centers.
  • The ash and lava cooled, and the mountain took on its present repose.
  • In repose he has the staid face of an affluent farmer.
  • So she began in her usual fashion to build up a false repose on the hither side of belief.
  • He needs tranquillity, because the development of his science requires the repose of the study.
  • She enjoyed the deep repose which, it is to be hoped, sanctifies all honest betrothals.
  • In the end the whole cast is joined in serene repose.
British Dictionary definitions for repose

repose1

/rɪˈpəʊz/
noun
1.
a state of quiet restfulness; peace or tranquillity
2.
dignified calmness of manner; composure
verb
3.
to place (oneself or one's body) in a state of quiet relaxation; lie or lay down at rest
4.
(intransitive) to lie when dead, as in the grave
5.
(intransitive; foll by on, in, etc) (formal) to take support (from) or be based (on): your plan reposes on a fallacy
Derived Forms
reposal, noun
reposer, noun
reposeful, adjective
reposefully, adverb
reposefulness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausāre from re- + pausāre to stop; see pause

repose2

/rɪˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
2.
to place or put (an object) somewhere
Derived Forms
reposal, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin repōnere to store up, from re- + pōnere to put
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Word Origin and History for repose
v.

"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.

"put, place," mid-15c., from Latin repos-, stem of reponere "put back, set back, replace, restore; put away, lay out, stretch out," from re- "back, away" (see re-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position (n.)). Or perhaps [Klein] formed in Middle English from Old French poser, on model of disposen "dispose."

n.

"rest," c.1500, from Middle French repos (11c.), back-formation from reposer (see repose (v.1)).

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