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Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre
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  • In what way could it possibly be the interest of the inhabitants of that dwelling to serve me?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Conqueror I might be of the house; but the inmate would escape to heaven before I could call myself possessor of its clay dwelling-place.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Have I not described a pleasant site for a dwelling, when I speak of it as bosomed in hill and wood, and rising from the verge of a stream?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I followed it, expecting soon to reach the dwelling; but it stretched on and on, it would far and farther: no sign of habitation or grounds was visible.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This is legitimate, et j'y tiens, as Adele would say; and it is by virtue of this superiority, and this alone, that I desire you to have the goodness to talk to me a little now, and divert my thoughts, which are galled with dwelling on one point cankering as a rusty nail.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They clung to the purple moors behind and around their dwelling to the hollow vale into which the pebbly bridle-path leading from their gate descended, and which wound between fern-banks first, and then amongst a few of the wildest little pasture-fields that ever bordered a wilderness of heath, or gave sustenance to a flock of grey moorland sheep, with their little mossy-faced lambs: they clung to this scene, I say, with a perfect enthusiasm of attachment.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a modest dwelling
as in: Don`t dwell on it.
as in: It dwells in the forest.
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