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Gone with the Wind
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as in: a modest dwelling Define
a house or shelter in which someone lives
  • Here and there were wide gaps between the buildings on the main street where dwellings had been shelled or burned.
  • The shiny carriages of Yankee officers’ wives and newly rich Carpetbaggers splashed mud on the dilapidated buggies of the townspeople, and gaudy new homes of wealthy strangers crowded in among the sedate dwellings of older citizens.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • She had left not only that graceful dwelling but also the entire civilization that was behind the building of it, and she found herself in a world that was as strange and different as if she had crossed a continent.
  • Scarlett looked up at the lovely old dwelling facing on the square and could have cried.

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  • Scarlett thought it quite the ugliest dwelling she had ever seen but, to Melanie, Twelve Oaks in all its grandeur had not been more beautiful.

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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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