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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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as in: a modest dwelling Define
a house or shelter in which someone lives
  • In any case, most Wizarding dwellings are magically protected from unwanted Apparators.

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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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  • Should the Dark Mark appear over any dwelling place or other building, DO NOT ENTER, but contact the Auror office immediately.
  • However, like many creatures that dwell in cold and darkness, they fear light and warmth, which we shall therefore call to our aid should the need arise.

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  • He could not stop himself dwelling upon Dumbledore’s inexcusable trust in Snape but as Hermione had just inadvertently reminded him, he, Harry, had been taken in just the same in spite of the increasing nastiness of those scribbled spells, he had refused to believe ill of the boy who had been so clever, who had helped him so much Helped him it was an almost unendurable thought, now ’I still don’t get why he didn’t turn you in for using that book,’ said Ron.
  • He had known Hagrid to present a vicious baby dragon with a teddy bear, seen him croon over giant scorpions with suckers and stingers, attempt to reason with his brutal giant of a halfbrother, but this was perhaps the most incomprehensible of all his monster fancies: the gigantic talking spider, Aragog, who dwelled deep in the Forbidden Forest and which he and Ron had only narrowly escaped four years previously.

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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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