reposeful


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re·pose·ful

 (rĭ-pōz′fəl)
adj.
Marked by, conducive to, or expressing repose.

re·pose′ful·ly adv.
re·pose′ful·ness n.
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re•pose•ful

(rɪˈpoʊz fəl)

adj.
full of or suggesting repose; calm; quiet.
[1620–30]
re•pose′ful•ly, adv.
re•pose′ful•ness, n.
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Adj.1.reposeful - affording physical or mental rest; "she spent a restful night at home"
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It was a soft, reposeful summer landscape, as lovely as a dream, and as lonesome as Sunday.
They settled back into reposeful attitudes with airs of having accepted the matter.
So quiet and reposeful within, for everyone slept, spent with watching, and a Sabbath stillness reigned through the house, while nodding Hannah mounted guard at the door.
He watched the young fellow's face narrowly, but it was entirely reposeful, and so also was the voice that answered:
Cardiff Hill, beyond the village and above it, was green with vegetation and it lay just far enough away to seem a Delectable Land, dreamy, reposeful, and inviting.
For the first time she realized the quality of his strength, the calm and quiet of it, its simple integrity and reposeful determination.
The place is a sheltered, reposeful woodland nook, remote from noise and stir and confusion--and all this is fitting, for lions do die in such places, and not on granite pedestals in public squares fenced with fancy iron railings.
Dona Rita continued leaning on her elbow, her lips closed in a reposeful expression of peculiar sweetness.
The singular calmness remained with him the rest of the evening and he slept a new reposeful sleep; but it was not with him very long.
In proportion as her inward wounds closed, her grace and beauty blossomed once more on her countenance, but more thoughtful, more reposeful. Her former character also returned to her, somewhat even of her gayety, her pretty pout, her love for her goat, her love for singing, her modesty.
Scattered about the boat, in dreamy and reposeful attitudes, lay five fellows, the man who was steering having a particularly restful appearance.
To drift is the only reposeful sort of motion (ask any ship if it isn't) and therefore consistent with thoughtfulness.