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repose in (someone or something)

1. To lie flat and at full length inside of something, such as a bed. She reposed in the opulent bed for the entire morning, luxuriating in its fine linens and extraordinary comfort. The baby reposed in his cot, breathing peacefully in a deep sleep.
2. To lie at full length in some state. Seeing her body reposed in death was nearly more than my broken heart could bear. The patient reposed in a trance, responding unconsciously to the hypnotist's questions.
3. To lie dead inside of something. The body reposed in its coffin looked more like a facsimile of my father than the man whose hand I held at his final hour.
4. To lay someone's or one's own body flat and at full length inside of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "repose" and "in." The mortician reposed the man's body in the casket in preparation for the funeral. He reposed himself in the bed, his limbs heavy with exhaustion.
5. To exist or be placed within some person, group, thing, action, or concept. In such a place as this, where corruption is rife at all levels of authority, trust reposes solely in the family and in one's closest friends. The original documents repose in a heavily guarded vault hidden somewhere in the nation's capital.
6. To impart or place something in some person, group, thing, action, or concept. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "repose" and "in." Many reposed their hopes for a better future in the new candidate, but found themselves underwhelmed once he actually took office. We found out long ago that we can no longer repose trust in the government.
7. To place or contort someone, something, or oneself into a new position. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "repose" and "in." (In this instance, "repose" is a shortening of the verb "reposition.") I bought a fake plastic skeleton that I kept in the rocking chair on our front porch. Every night before bed, I'd go out and repose him in some humorous position as a joke. The photographer kept reposing me in different positions to try to get the best angle for the shot.
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repose on (someone or something)

1. To lie flat and at full length atop something. The patient reposed on the therapist's sofa, recounting the trauma of his childhood.
2. To be based on, exist in, or take support from something. For me, faith must repose on reason, logic, and evidence. Your belief reposes on a fantasy you've concocted in your mind. The dictatorship's power reposed on the fear of its citizens.
3. To impart or place something in some person, group, thing, action, or concept. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "repose" and "on." Many reposed their hopes for a better on the new candidate, but found themselves underwhelmed once he actually took office. We found out long ago that we can no longer repose trust on the government.
See also: on, repose

repose upon (someone or something)

1. To lie flat and at full length atop something. The patient reposed upon the therapist's sofa, recounting the trauma of his childhood.
2. To be based on, exist in, or take support from something. For me, faith must repose upon reason, logic, and evidence. Your belief reposes upon a fantasy you've concocted in your mind. The dictatorship's power reposed upon the fear of its citizens.
3. To impart or place something in some person, group, thing, action, or concept. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "repose" and "upon." Many reposed their hopes for a better upon the new candidate, but found themselves underwhelmed once he actually took office. We found out long ago that we can no longer repose trust upon the government.
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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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The Federal District Court judge denied GE's motion and certified to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to answer the question of whether the Massachusetts statute of repose could be applied in this case.
"Stearns clarified in no uncertain terms that there aren't any exceptions to the statute of repose bar, no exception for latent diseases, no exception for [the defendants'] knowing control of the instrumentality that causes the injury, and not even for intentional wrongdoing or concealment of a defect," Cetrulo said.
The statute of repose is focused on substantial completion of the construction and thus the court focused on construction-related activities as opposed to designing or marketing, the court said.
Because the work at the parking garage had been substantially completed 20 years before the panel had fallen, many believed any recovery would be barred by the statute of repose. Even so, the plaintiffs' attorney was able to argue successfully that there is a legal exception to the 10-year rule, one applying to cases in which it can be shown that a defect was deliberately concealed.
Accordingly, they moved to dismiss, asserting that the claims were barred by Ohio's statute of repose, which prohibits product liability claims "against the manufacturer or supplier of a product later than ten years from the date that the product was delivered to its first purchaser."
Although nearly all the states and the District of Columbia have some form of tort statute of repose, these statutes, which may impose an absolute bar on some actions, are less conspicuous.
The angle of repose is one of the most significant macroscopic parameters in characterizing the flow behavior of powders and granular materials.
The angle of repose (a) was defined as the maximum angle subtended by the surface of a heap of powder against the plane which supported it.
Working with clinicians in the NHS in the 1990s Frontier developed the Repose range of pressure area care products that are now the most widely used pressure area care products in the UK.
All the criteria mentioned about the pellet characteristics are involved in this measurement, so it's hard to distinguish which of the criteria dominate the resultant angle of repose: Size, shape, randomness, and friction all play a part.
This Note examines the Supreme Court's reasoning in American Pipe and the distinct policies behind statutes of repose, arguing that the policies motivating [section] 13's statute of repose are not disserved if the American Pipe tolling rule is extended to circumstances factually similar to those faced by the plaintiffs in IndyMac.
S9558 (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980's Section 309) does not preempt state statutes of repose.
However, for this to be possible the establishment of a repose period for the filter is necessary, so the filtration capacity of the material can be at least partially restored.
Three (!) Ian McEwan novels mentioned at the expense of titles like Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose, Tim Winton's Cloudstreet, Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter, John Gardner's Nickel Mountain or Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being?