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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'

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.
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.
``Meanwhile,''said the Marquis,``I will preserve the honor and repose of the family, if you will not.
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.
As a matter of fact, the line effect of a donkey in repose is much more sublime than when he is braying.
-LRB- Illustration: Diagram X. ILLUSTRATING, A, CALM RHYTHMIC INFLUENCE OF HORIZONTAL LINES SUCH AS A SUNSET OVER THE SEA MIGHT GIVE; B, INTRODUCTION OF LINES CONVEYING SOME ENERGY; C, SHOWING DESTRUCTION OF REPOSE BY FURTHER CURVING OF LINES.
ILLUSTRATING, D, RHYTHMIC INFLUENCE OF VERTICAL LINES; E, THE INTRODUCTION OF SOME VARIETY; F, THE DESTRUCTION OF THE VERTICAL AND CONSEQUENT LOSS OF REPOSE.-RRB-
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.
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.
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.
It will naturally be in pictures that aim at repose that this balance will be most perfect.
The richer and fuller the curves, the more severe should be the straight lines that balance them, if perfect repose is desired.
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.
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.
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.
In architecture equality of proportion is more often met with, as the static qualities of repose are of more importance here than in painting.
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?
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.
So that a large amount of the quality of repose must enter into its composition.
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.
Often, in the repose of my mid day, there reaches my ears a confused tintinnabulum from without.
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.
Then he said aloud,``My dear friend, your attack has, perhaps, fatigued you; had you not better repose awhile?
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.''
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.
Of this he took no heed, but was, as far as appearances might be trusted, enjoying soft repose and bright celestial dreams.
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.
``Would you like to see a camp of bandits in repose?''
Everything in this charming retreat, from the warble of the birds to the smile of the mistress, breathed tranquillity and repose.
``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.
``As you please,''he said;``death is always death, that is forgetfulness, repose, exclusion from life, and therefore from grief.''
But whatever may be the obstacles which hinder them from settling in this centre of repose and continuance, they are constantly tending towards it.
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.
In most insects the PUPAL STAGE is passed in perfect repose.
Oh, ye wood nymphs and dryads, that dwell in the thickets of the forest, so may the nimble wanton satyrs by whom ye are vainly wooed never disturb your sweet repose, help me to lament my hard fate or at least weary not at listening to it!
Sancho saw him and recognised him, and the instant he did so he shouted to him, "Ginesillo, you thief, give up my treasure, release my life, embarrass thyself not with my repose, quit my ass, leave my delight, be off, rip, get thee gone, thief, and give up what is not thine."
Were not the memory tenacious to a certain degree, had not men commonly an inclination to truth and a principle of probity; were they not sensible to shame, when detected in a falsehood: Were not these, I say, discovered by experience to be qualities, inherent in human nature, we should never repose the least confidence in human testimony.
As no arguments I could urge, in my bewildered condition, had the least effect upon his modesty in inducing him to accept my bedroom, I was obliged to make the best arrangements I could, for his repose before the fire.
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.
He had stopped the moment I began, and had listened with his usual repose of manner.
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.
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.
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.
Even when wearied nature seemed demanding repose he would not seek that repose in his hammock.
The effect is very fine, when considered with reference to its presenting the hardy fishermen under one of their few aspects of oriental repose.
In the repose of the pasture, the curled brow of the bull has a touch of the grand in it.
There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at the last one pause:--through infancy's unconscious spell, boyhood's thoughtless faith, adolescence' doubt (the common doom), then scepticism, then disbelief, resting at last in manhood's pondering repose of If.
A gentle joyousness--a mighty mildness of repose in swiftness, invested the gliding whale.

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