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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.
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repose (up)on something

to lie on something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I will repose upon these cushions until my bathwater has been drawn. Dawn reposed on the sofa for over an hour.
See also: on, repose
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He said the CEC had also reposed confidence in the performance of present government that was briskly moving forward to fulfill the promises made with the people by the party during campaign for 2013 elections.
IMF representatives reposed confidence that the present government has a coherent plan and clarity of purpose for economic revival and there exists a capacity to implement the reforms plan into action.
Because of the trust you reposed in me, today we have produced a speaker, it is a thing of pride to us.
They expressed hope that newly elected office bearers will not betray the confidence of the leadership reposed in them and will re-energize the party across Sindh.
The forum pledged that Institution through its members in JIT shall play its due role in a legal and transparent manner fulfilling confidence reposed by the Apex Court of Pakistan.
BISHAM -- Advisor to Prime Minister Engineer Ameer Muqam Saturday said that people have reposed confidence on Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, adding Imran Niazi could not beat his positive policies.
In a statement issued here, the Punjab Governor said the party workers had reposed confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif through his election as party president.
He said that people of Pakistan have always reposed full confidence in the PML-N government and it would again form government after the 2018 elections.
Asif Zardari said the success is a reflection of the confidence reposed by the people in PPP, said a press release issued by the party secretariat.
He also hoped that Raja Farooq Haider will come up to the confidence of people of Azad Kashmir which they have reposed in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in elections.
The Speaker and Deputy Speaker in their felicitation message to newly elected Chairman said that his election was reflection of trust of the members of committee reposed in him and assured National Assembly Secretariat's full cooperation for smooth functioning of the committee.
Once, he said the electorates of the constituency reposed confidence on the PML-N candidate