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Word: repose

Definition: resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man

Sentences Containing 'repose'

A gentle joyousness--a mighty mildness of repose in swiftness, invested the gliding whale.
And on the other hand, if the subject demands an excess of repose and contemplation, the bias will be on the side of straight lines.
Antonious Henein until his repose in 2006.
As a matter of fact, the line effect of a donkey in repose is much more sublime than when he is braying.
As for the white shark, the white gliding ghostliness of repose in that creature, when beheld in his ordinary moods, strangely tallies with the same quality in the Polar quadruped.
But having got the repose this centralisation gives, everything is done to conceal this equality, and variety in the contors on either side, and in any figures there may be, is carefully sought.
But what of repose, harmony of color and form, and the wise ordering and selecting of the materials of vision that one has been used to in the great portraiture of the past?
But whatever may be the obstacles which hinder them from settling in this centre of repose and continuance, they are constantly tending towards it.
Carlini fetched two pickaxes; and the father and the lover began to dig at the foot of a huge oak, beneath which the young girl was to repose.
Even when wearied nature seemed demanding repose he would not seek that repose in his hammock.
Everything in this charming retreat, from the warble of the birds to the smile of the mistress, breathed tranquillity and repose.
He ceased to speak, and his hand upon the table rested there in perfect repose, with a resolution in it that might have conquered lions.
He consigned his unknown persecutors to the most horrible tortures he could imagine, and found them all insufficient, because after torture came death, and after death, if not repose, at least the boon of unconsciousness.
He had stopped the moment I began, and had listened with his usual repose of manner.
He was buried in Walker Churchyard and a magnificent memorial was erected over his grave, showing him in repose, with sculling oar lying alongside him.
I heard all this from the window, for I was anxious that Mercedes should persuade the old man to accompany her, for his footsteps over my head night and day did not leave me a moment's repose.''
In 1715, he established Karlsruhe ("Charles' repose"), where he built his residence.
In architecture equality of proportion is more often met with, as the static qualities of repose are of more importance here than in painting.
In both cases it will be seen that he uses it in combination with the steadying influence of straight lines, which help to keep the balance and repose necessary in the treatment of even the most violent subjects in art.
In most insects the PUPAL STAGE is passed in perfect repose.
In so far as the proportions of any picture or object resolve themselves into a simple, easily grasped unity of relationship, a sense of repose and sublimity is produced.
In the repose of the pasture, the curled brow of the bull has a touch of the grand in it.
It is this extreme reposefulness of color that opposes the unrest in the form and helps to restore the balance and necessary repose in the picture.
It was in the midst of this repose, that Archy, one of the cordon, whose post was near the after-hatches, whispered to his neighbor, a Cholo, the words above.
It will naturally be in pictures that aim at repose that this balance will be most perfect.
Joachim of Ithaca is commemorated on March 2, the day of his repose, while the restitution of his relics is observed on May 23.
Kitty is slight and delicate; and Mary studies so much, that her hours of repose should not be broken in on.
Like a mariner's compass, we are restless until we find repose in this one direction.
Of this he took no heed, but was, as far as appearances might be trusted, enjoying soft repose and bright celestial dreams.
Often, in the repose of my mid day, there reaches my ears a confused tintinnabulum from without.
So that a large amount of the quality of repose must enter into its composition.
The capricious ambition of kings and ministers has not, during the present and the preceding century, been more fatal to the repose of Europe, than the impertinent jealousy of merchants and manufacturers.
The effect is very fine, when considered with reference to its presenting the hardy fishermen under one of their few aspects of oriental repose.
The repose of a constitutional king may suit me.
The richer and fuller the curves, the more severe should be the straight lines that balance them, if perfect repose is desired.
The richest Turkey carpets covered the floor, and the softest and most inviting couches, easy chairs, and sofas, offered their high piled and yielding cushions to such as desired repose or refreshment.
The Roman historian Tacitus informs us that he was born into an aristocratic family, but renounced a senatorial career in favour of a life of "quiet repose" as an equestrian.
The time came in its season, and that was very soon, when I almost wondered that nothing troubled his repose, as I looked at him.
The wildest animals do not repose, but seek their prey now; the fox, and skunk, and rabbit, now roam the fields and woods without fear.
Then he said aloud,``My dear friend, your attack has, perhaps, fatigued you; had you not better repose awhile?
Then she glanced in a casual manner round the wine shop, took up her knitting with great apparent calmness and repose of spirit, and became absorbed in it.
There is something exalting and stimulating in it, although, used to excess as he sometimes uses it, it is apt to suffer from lack of repose.
This is the most devoid of variety, and therefore of life, and is only used when an effect of great repose and aloofness from life is wanted; and even then, never without some variety in the minor parts to give vitality.
What was said about long vertical and horizontal lines conveying a look of repose and touching the serious emotional notes, can be said of large flat tones.
You were always driving and riving and shouldering and passing, to that restless degree that I had no chance for my life but in rust and repose.
``As you please,''he said;``death is always death, that is forgetfulness, repose, exclusion from life, and therefore from grief.''
``Maximilian,''said the count,``the friends that we have lost do not repose in the bosom of the earth, but are buried deep in our hearts, and it has been thus ordained that we may always be accompanied by them.
``Meanwhile,''said the Marquis,``I will preserve the honor and repose of the family, if you will not.
``Would you like to see a camp of bandits in repose?''

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