repose in

repose in something

 
1. to lie stretched out in something, such as a bed. I think I would like to repose in my own bed for an hour or two before I begin my journey. Tom reposed in a comfortable chair for the rest of the evening.
2. to lie stretched out in a particular state, such as death or slumber. She lay on the cot, reposed in slumber, waiting for Prince Charming to arrive. The ruler reposed in death on public view for two days.
3. [for something] to exist in something or be part of the essence of something. Much of our cultural heritage reposes in our literature. Considerable important thinking reposes in folktales and myths.
See also: repose
References in classic literature ?
I wait but for one event, and then I shall repose in peace.
The present Confederation, feeble as it is intended to repose in the United States, an unlimited power of providing for the pecuniary wants of the Union.
Your Virtues my amiable Polydore (addressing himself to my father) yours Dear Claudia and yours my Charming Laura call on me to repose in you, my confidence.
Fetter his lower limbs, and leave him to repose in this bed of herbage.
See, then, Anselmo, the peril thou art encountering in seeking to disturb the peace of thy virtuous consort; see for what an empty and ill-advised curiosity thou wouldst rouse up passions that now repose in quiet in the breast of thy chaste wife; reflect that what thou art staking all to win is little, and what thou wilt lose so much that I leave it undescribed, not having the words to express it.
Ah, Lothario, Lothario," said Anselmo, "how ill dost thou meet thy obligations to me, and the great confidence I repose in thee
S9558 (CERCLA S309) to preempt state statutes of repose in addition to statutes of limitation.
They are Repose in Egypt and Flight into Egypt published by S Lipschitz, 84 Brushfield St, Bishopsgate, London and the measure 60cm by 48cm.
Finally, in Zurich he found repose in the setting most congenial to his own views.
The results of yet another significant combustion process - Freud's ashes - repose in a Grecian urn just up the road at Golders Green.