From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreposere‧pose1 /rɪˈpəʊz $ -ˈpoʊz/ noun [uncountable] formal or literaryREST a state of calm or comfortable restin repose His face looked less hard in repose.
Examples from the Corpusrepose• His reactions caused him pleasure, fury, deep repose or inner peace.• This would have been more expensive than the winding-sheet but it presented the body in a more natural attitude of repose.• Even the rare moments of repose were filled with plans.• He could see Steen's face in its pained repose, and felt certain that he was up against a case of murder.• The only true repose is in the grave.in repose• A human body in repose has a graceful shape.reposerepose2 verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] formal or literary 1 PUTif something reposes somewhere, it has been put there2 RESTif someone reposes somewhere, they rest there3 → repose your trust/hope etc in somebody→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrepose• Then you reposed an absolutely blind faith in the Emperor!• The relic reposes in a glass-fronted reliquary beneath a side altar of the same church in which it was first interred.• Such confidence can not safely be reposed in people of very mean or low condition.• And if we allowed there to be a deity or deities, what confidence could we repose in them?• Dominic and Piers repose in unruffled calm nearby.• The strength of the court used to be that, when all else failed, trust continued to repose there at least.• Two skulls repose upon the same Worn pillow in their dusty mine.Origin repose2 1. (1400-1500) Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausare, from pausare “to stop”2. (1500-1600) Latin reponere, from ponere “to put”