rest from (doing) (something)

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rest from (doing) (something)

To stop doing some activity in order to recover one's physical or mental energy. We decided to rest from painting the house and have a cold drink in the shade. Why don't you come downstairs and rest from studying for a while.
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rest from something

to take it easy and recover from something. I need to take a few minutes and rest from all that exertion. When you have rested from your running, please come in here and help me.
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References in classic literature ?
I lay abed and read and rested from my journey's fatigues the remainder of that Sunday, but I sent my agent to represent me at the afternoon service, for I never allow anything to interfere with my habit of attending church twice every Sunday.