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Synonyms for rest

relax

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depend

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be placed

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inactivity

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at rest: motionless

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continue being

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a pause or interval, as from work or duty

freedom from labor, responsibility, or strain

to take repose by ceasing work or other effort for an interval of time

to take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly

to have an inherent basis

rest on: to be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable

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what remains after a part has been used or subtracted

Synonyms for rest

something left after other parts have been taken away

freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

a state of inaction

euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

a support on which things can be put

a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

have a place in relation to something else

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be inherent or innate in

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put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

sit, as on a branch

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rest on or as if on a pillow

be inactive, refrain from acting

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References in classic literature ?
"First, notwithstanding the proverb that constant dropping will wear away a stone, you may set your mind at rest that these people never will - never would, in hundred years - impair your ground with Miss Havisham, in any particular, great or small.
I came, one evening before sunset, down into a valley, where I was to rest. In the course of my descent to it, by the winding track along the mountain-side, from which I saw it shining far below, I think some long-unwonted sense of beauty and tranquillity, some softening influence awakened by its peace, moved faintly in my breast.
However, the victim had saved his form for that occasion, for the Doctor turned to the top bench, and put on the best boys for the rest of the hour and though, at the end of the lesson, he gave them all such a rating as they did not forget, this terrible field-day passed over without any severe visitations in the shape of punishments or floggings.
How luxurious it felt to rest thus in a strange, quaint bed, with its sweet country odor of laurel lingering about the sheets and mattress!
The struggle with Japan and the rest of Asia for India was merely delayed.
"Hush, let's hear the rest of the predictions," said Cecily.
In other words, the Land of Oz will entirely disappear from the knowledge of the rest of the world."
I lay abed and read and rested from my journey's fatigues the remainder of that Sunday, but I sent my agent to represent me at the afternoon service, for I never allow anything to interfere with my habit of attending church twice every Sunday.
There was a locked-up room, and a continually-closed door shutting off a back staircase, of both of which Old File and Young File possessed keys that were never so much as trusted in the possession of the rest of us.
There were other places where the Lord fell, and others where he rested; but one of the most curious landmarks of ancient history we found on this morning walk through the crooked lanes that lead toward Calvary, was a certain stone built into a house--a stone that was so seamed and scarred that it bore a sort of grotesque resemblance to the human face.
By God's law we have a day of rest, and by the law of England we have a day of rest; and I say we ought to hold to the rights these laws give us and keep them for our children."
Reason indeed concurs with experience in showing that all the attention which the legislator pays to the business of war, and all other rules which he lays down, should have for their object rest and peace; since most of those states (which we usually see) are preserved by war; but, after they have acquired a supreme power over those around them, are ruined; for during peace, like a sword, they lose their brightness: the fault of which lies in the legislator, who never taught them how to be at rest.
Then she spoke to him and said, 'The Great Spirit felt sorry for you, because you would not be comforted, so he let me come back to you, but you must not stretch out your hand to touch me till we have seen the rest of our people.
For a moment she felt that this rest had been cut, and was suspicious of she knew not what.
You hurt yourself a hundred times more than you need, because you will be foremost in everything, and will do more than the rest.'