In a state of inactivity or repose, either physical or mental. For example, The doctor's clear explanation put her mind at rest. Chaucer used this idiom in Troilus and Cressida (c. 1374): “I mine heart set at rest upon this point.” Also see lay at rest.
Dead, as in His soul is now at rest with his forebears. This usage, employing rest to refer to death's repose, is less common today. [1300s]
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I will turn my nose up when you offer me the rest of some delicious pastry that you nibbled on.
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He worketh under correction, and seeketh to rest: let his hands be idle, and he seeketh liberty.
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If he continue, he shall leave a name above a thousand: and if he rest, it shall be to his advantage.
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