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be laid to rest

1. To be buried in a grave after having died. My poor mother was finally laid to rest after a long, painful fight with cancer. I want to be laid to rest with the seed of a tree, so that instead of a headstone, I might have a living testament to my resting place.
2. To be resolved, ended, or set straight, as with a problem or dispute. Well, I'm glad that point of contention between you two has finally been laid to rest. The brothers' rivalry was laid to rest after both agreed to share their father's estate equally.
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Marines Eric Ayon of Arleta and Allan Walker of Lancaster were laid to rest in separate funerals Saturday, and though they never met, friends and family said they had one thing in common - courage.
Some fifty years have passed since then, and I still remember when, / despite my great artistic quest, my hopes and dreams were laid to rest.