Rest in a sentence

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Definition of Rest

  • A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.
  • Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.
  • Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.
  • That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.
  • A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.
  • A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
  • A short pause in reading verse; a cæsura.
  • The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
  • Silence in music or in one of its parts; the name of the character that stands for such silence. They are named as notes are, whole half quarter,etc.
  • To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.
  • To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
  • To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.
  • To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
  • To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.
  • To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.
  • To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
  • To lay or place at rest; to quiet.
  • To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.
  • That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.
  • Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
  • A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the Bank of England, the balance of assets above liabilities.
  • To be left; to remain; to continue to be.
  • freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  • a support on which things can be put
  • a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
  • something left after other parts have been taken away
  • euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
  • a state of inaction
  • a pause for relaxation
  • be at rest
  • stay the same; remain in a certain state
  • take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  • give a rest to
  • rest on or as if on a pillow
  • sit, as on a branch
  • not move; be in a resting position
  • put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
  • be inactive, refrain from acting
  • be inherent or innate in
  • have a place in relation to something else

How to use rest in a sentence. Rest pronunciation.

From the ramparts of the citadel he watched the sun go down, bathing the pyramids in a purple and golden light, throwing a glamour over all the western plain, and making heavenly the far hills with a plaintive colour, which spoke of peace and rest, but not of hope.
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He followed with the rest.
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The ages have gone, and the rest of the world has changed, but Egypt is the same Egypt, the Nile rises and falls, and the old lean years and fat years come and go.
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For the rest, he flourished the salutations and language of the Arab as though they were his own, and he spoke Arabic as perfectly as he did French and English.
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He turned with a calm face to the door behind which sat the displaced favourite of the Prince, his mind at rest, the trouble gone out of his eyes.
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Achmet and Higli and Diaz and the rest, who were ever a danger.
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The rest is as it must be-" There was a touch of Oriental philosophy in his mind-was it not Galilee and the Nazarene, that Oriental source from which Mahomet also drew?
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Damn'd Lies, by _Jupiter_ and _Juno_, and the rest of the Heathen Gods and Goddesses; for I remember I paid two Guinea's for swearing Christian Oaths last Night.
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The rest of Carson City was pretty scattering.
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We sat up the rest of the night playing cribbage and keeping a sharp lookout for the enemy.
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Many a man who had gone through what I had, would have wanted to rest.
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We cut down three trees apiece, and found it such heart-breaking work that we decided to "rest our case" on those; if they held the property, well and good; if they didn't, let the property spill out through the gaps and go; it was no use to work ourselves to death merely to save a few acres of land.
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It interrupted the Sabbath stillness, and marred the dreams the luxurious rest and indolence brought.
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We shivered in the lee of a boulder all the rest of the day, and froze all the night through.
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We were so starved that we ate up the rest of the Brigade's provisions, and then set out to Carson to tell them about it and ask their forgiveness.
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I paid the money, and put the animal in a neighboring livery-stable to dine and rest himself.
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I would have been more or less than human if I had not gone mad like the rest.
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We were fifteen days making the trip-two hundred miles; thirteen, rather, for we lay by a couple of days, in one place, to let the horses rest.
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Once we made twenty-five miles in a day, and once we made forty miles (through the Great American Desert), and ten miles beyond-fifty in all -in twenty-three hours, without halting to eat, drink or rest.
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But presently we found a spring of fresh water, convenient, and then, with nothing to mar our enjoyment, and no stragglers to interrupt it, we entered into our rest.
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Examples of Rest

Example #1
As he stood watching, he was conscious of people approaching.
Example #2
The East was calling him.
Example #3
Presently the Prince sent Higli Pasha to ask his nearer presence.
Example #4
Only Nahoum Pasha had noticed his arrested look, so motionless did he sit; and now, without replying, he bowed gravely and deferentially to Kaid, who rose from the table.
Example #5
Though I am in truth a Turk, and those who serve and rob me here are Turks, yet the fellah is the same as he was five thousand years ago.
Example #6
Thy name is a good name; well-being may follow thee.