Definition of Repose on
1. Verb. Be based on; of theories and claims, for example. "What's this new evidence based on?"
Generic synonyms: Depend On, Depend Upon, Devolve On, Hinge On, Hinge Upon, Ride, Turn On
Specialized synonyms: Owe
Lexicographical Neighbors of Repose On
Literary usage of Repose on
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Personal Memoirs and Recollections of Editorial Life by Joseph Tinker Buckingham (1852)
"... fly upwards/' and we repose on the belief that we shall all meet in climes beyond the skies, where there will be no more mourning or cause of sorrow. ..."
2. The History of Chivalry; Or, Knighthood and Its Times by Charles Mills (1844)
"... Fytte, 1. ments, to repose on couches, or sit on benches. The guests- were placed two by two, and only one plate was allotted to each pair ; for to eat ..."
3. A View of the Life, Travels, and Philanthropic Labours of the Late John by John Aikin, William Hayley (1814)
"After a short repose on his return from this tour, he made another journey, in the summer of the same year, into Scotland and Ireland, and again visited ..."
4. An Improved Grammar of the English Language by Noah Webster (1839)
"We have been accustomed to repose on its veracity with such humble confidence as suppresses curiosity." " All the punishment which God is concerned to see ..."