repose in

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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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