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Rest

To cease motion, exertion, or labor.

In a lawsuit, a party is said to "rest," or "rest her case," when that party indicates that she has produced all the evidence that she intends to offer at that stage and submits the case either finally, or subject to the right to offer rebutting evidence after her opponent has introduced her evidence.

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The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the country's largest mosque, is undergoing final preparations to conduct the annual Iftar program which has been offered by the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque since the passing of the UAE's founding father Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (God rest his soul in peace), in 2004, and is done for the rest of his soul.
It is 25 years since Graham Dilley, God rest his soul, sank to his knees and beat the turf in abject frustration, like Basil Fawlty thrashing his temperamental car with a tree branch, as England were held 0-0 in a best-of-three series by the Kiwis.
"Old Brooksie", God rest his soul, would leap up, shoulder the sweeping brush, march around the bar and out through one door and along the outside pavement, intending to march in through the other door.
"When I first came across from Northern Ireland I sat down with Keith, God rest his soul, and he said 'you will do it'," said McAuley, who only turned professional four years ago.
Although the main instigator of this error has gone to meet his Maker, God rest his soul, please correct this now.
Emirates Posts's acting chief commercial officer, Obaid Mohammad Al Qatami, said, "The 'Goodwill Parcels' project, in the Year of Zayed, reflects the values that Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, instilled by encouraging us to do good deeds and make a positive contribution through selfless volunteering in support of the community.
Suheil Bouji, God rest his soul, Lebanon has lost...Beirut has lost...and I personally have lost one of judiciary's pillars who devoted his entire career life to serving the State," said PM Hariri in his word eulogizing Bouji.
May the almighty father give his family strength at this difficult time and may God rest his soul in eternal peace."
He also condoled with Egypt's leadership and people in the assassination of Attorney-General Hisham Barakat, may God rest his soul in peace and inspire his family patience and comfort.