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dwell -- as in: It dwells in the forest.
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as in: It dwells in the forest. Define
make one's home in; or to live in; or to stay (in a place)
  • The creature dwells in the forest.
  • There family has dwelled in that valley for ten generations.
  • For the whole earth is the tomb of famous men; not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions in their own country, but in foreign lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • Where do you dwell?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar

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  • There in captivity he lets them dwell
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • You shall not seal to such a bond for me; I’ll rather dwell in my necessity.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • You might belong in Gryffindor,
    Where dwell the brave at heart,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • ...the woman has been a dweller here in Boston.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • these are birds that dwell always in the land;
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • ...dwelling still in the lands that we gave them long ago...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • dwelling in a poor cottage
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • When the warmer days come, they who dwell near the river hear the ice crack at night with a startling whoop as loud as artillery,
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Do any folk dwell in these hills?
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • let us dwell in fair Ithilien and there make a garden.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • ...one day he was to dwell in a snowy place himself,
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • ...when the old watering-place herein called "Budmouth" still retained sufficient afterglow from its Georgian gaiety and prestige to lend it an absorbing attractiveness to the romantic and imaginative soul of a lonely dweller inland.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan... (13:12)
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • ...and they dwelled there about ten years. (1:4)
    The Bible  --  Ruth
  • ...why dwell you among the summits where eagles build their nests?
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • Dwell I but in the suburbs
    Of your good pleasure?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • For your dwelling,—briefly.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Where do I dwell?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
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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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