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dwelling
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as in: a modest dwelling Define
a house or shelter in which someone lives
  • This structure, and many of its neighbours, which it exactly resembled, were supposed, forty years ago, to embody the last results of architectural science, and they remain to this day very solid and honourable dwellings.
  • Dr. Sloper’s interest in this phenomenon was only indirect—though, seeing that, as the years went on, half his patients came to be overworked men of business, it might have been more immediate—and when most of his neighbours’ dwellings (also ornamented with granite copings and large fanlights) had been converted into offices, warehouses, and shipping agencies, and otherwise applied to the base uses of commerce, he determined to look out for a quieter home.

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  • Catherine continued to live in her father’s house in spite of its being represented to her that a maiden lady of quiet habits might find a more convenient abode in one of the smaller dwellings, with brown stone fronts, which had at this time begun to adorn the transverse thoroughfares in the upper part of the town.

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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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  • Then he came back, and paused for a minute in front of Dr. Sloper’s dwelling.
  • Dr. Sloper, when he went to call, said to himself, as he glanced at the objects I have enumerated, that Mrs. Montgomery was evidently a thrifty and selfrespecting little person—the modest proportions of her dwelling seemed to indicate that she was of small stature—who took a virtuous satisfaction in keeping herself tidy, and had resolved that, since she might not be splendid, she would at least be immaculate.

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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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