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dwell
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: a modest dwelling Define
a house or shelter in which someone lives
  • And the bombed sites where the plaster dust swirled in the air and the willow-herb straggled over the heaps of rubble; and the places where the bombs had cleared a larger patch and there had sprung up sordid colonies of wooden dwellings like chicken-houses?

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  • There is a second dwelling unit on the property.
  • We searched the entire valley and did not find her dwelling.

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  • He was in a narrow street, with a few dark little shops, interspersed among dwelling-houses.
  • It was only on very rare occasions that one saw inside the dwelling-places of the Inner Party, or even penetrated into the quarter of the town where they lived.

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  • The cloves and saccharine, themselves disgusting enough in their sickly way, could not disguise the flat oily smell; and what was worst of all was that the smell of gin, which dwelt with him night and day, was inextricably mixed up in his mind with the smell of thoseHe never named them, even in his thoughts, and so far as it was possible he never visualized them.

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as in: Don't dwell on it. Define
to think, communicate, or let attention stay on (or return to) something for a prolonged period
as in: It dwells in the forest. Define
make one's home in; or to live in; or to stay (in a place)
as in: a modest dwelling Define
a house or shelter in which someone lives
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