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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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As reported by the Toronto Star, the text of the oath is: "I, Paul Martin, do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear that I will truly and faithfully, and to the best of my skill and knowledge, execute the power and trusts reposed in me as Prime Minister of Canada.
Because of past relationships with Eisner and former Disney President Frank Wells, Katzenberg ``to some extent reposed trust and confidence in Disney,'' Breckenridge wrote, and he said the studio was required to account to him.
He argues convincingly that the German duel was more dangerous than the duel elsewhere because it depended on a noble ethos whose claim to rule reposed on a sacrificial ritual in which a dueler's blood was shed negligently as testimony to his uncommon sensibilities and principles.
We also believe that this reinforces the confidence reposed in us by leading banks across the world who have successfully leveraged Finacle to differentiate and lead in this competitive marketplace," said Merwin Fernandes, Vice President and Business Head - Finacle, Infosys Technologies.
Prime Minister reposed confidence that Foreign Exchange Reserves of the country would improve as a result of the actions being taken to improve investor friendly environment in Pakistan.
He said that the people of Southern Punjab have reposed confidence in Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) which was working for the welfare of the masses of this country.
ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2012 (Balochistan Times): The federal cabinet on Wednesday reposed confidence in President and Prime Minster in the wake of Supreme Courts warning to the bigwigs in NRO implementation case, media reported.
Reposed on a bed of lettuce leaves, draped with cilantro, served with ponzu dipping sauce, the catfish, complete with head and tail, provides a luscious, if ugly, feed for fanciers of this crispy-skinned, moist-fleshed denizen.
The timing of TLC's entry into the market is excellent as a volume of reposed equipment has been thrown on the market, making equipment purchases very economical.
By ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2012 (Frontier Star): The federal cabinet on Wednesday reposed confidence in President and Prime Minster in the wake of Supreme Court's warning to the bigwigs in NRO implementation case, media reported.
President Zardari asked the Pakistani nation to have faith in the trust reposed by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in him.
I am pleased that the investors reposed faith in the same team, as it allows the company to pursue its vision in addition to retaining the independent professional nature of the Board.
The President reposed full confidence in her and expressed the hope that she would prove herself worthy of the challenging assignment.
They also reposed full confidence in PPP leadership and said that it would win the election with heavy mandate.