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as in: a modest dwelling Define
a house or shelter in which someone lives
  • " And he added with a smile: "No doubt the epileptic Mahomet refers to that same moment when he says that he visited all the dwellings of Allah, in less time than was needed to empty his pitcher of water."

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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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  • How many times I have needed all three of you; but only you have dwelt always in my mind’s eye.
  • He did not dwell much on the Petersburg part of it, which consisted chiefly of intelligence about his friend Hippolyte, but passed quickly to the Pavlofsk tidings.

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  • He was sitting in the Summer Garden on a seat under a tree, and his mind dwelt on the matter.
  • God knows what it is dwelling within me now—it is not myself.
  • …this time, very soon forgot all about the child; but five years after, returning to Russia, it struck him that he would like to look over his estate and see how matters were going there, and, arrived at his bailiff’s house, he was not long in discovering that among the children of the latter there now dwelt a most lovely little girl of twelve, sweet and intelligent, and bright, and promising to develop beauty of most unusual quality-as to which last Totski was an undoubted authority.
  • With crimson cheeks he read on unsteadily: "But while our young millionaire dwelt as it were in the Empyrean, something new occurred.

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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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