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dwelling
as in:  a modest dwelling


There is a second dwelling unit on the property.
  a house or shelter in which someone lives
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  • There is a second dwelling unit on the property.
  • We searched the entire valley and did not find her dwelling.
  • Go immediately to your dwelling at the conclusion of Training Hours each day.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • ...they reached the dwelling of Governor Bellingham.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • ...and I came at long last to the dwelling of Saruman.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Morning passed, afternoon came; but in all the silent waste there was no sign of any dwelling.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Having already undergone one rainy reason, we knew well its discomforts, and thought of many useful arrangements in the laying-out of our dwelling.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • in the war of 1812, her dwelling was set on fire by English soldiers ... when she was away,
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • To thee who hast thy dwelling here on Earth.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • For he came here two days ago and bore them away to his dwelling far off by the roots of the mountains.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers

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  • She was distressed at the poverty of her dwelling, at the bareness of the walls, at the shabby chairs, the ugliness of the curtains.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • A long day’s march was before him, his object being to secure a dwelling to which he might take Eustacia when she became his wife.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • It was a surprise to find so clean and comfortable a little dwelling in this New England wilderness.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • they established their dwellings in Middle-earth
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • The gutted structure crouches like a wounded animal amid a labyrinth of crumbling dwellings.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The roar of the Berg was coming from their right, muted by the dwellings and rows of trees in between.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • As we get closer to town we pass multifamily dwellings and some outlying businesses—a gas station, a corner shop, a nursery stocked with flowers the colors of autumn leaves: rust and gold and crimson.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • In the early-evening shadows lights glowed softly within the house, radiating a harmony that reminded me suddenly of some of the stately dwellings lining Monument Avenue down in Richmond.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They passed by the humblest dwellings and an array of well-made adobe homes and apartment buildings.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Bullets from the fighting cut down civilians with regularity, and mortars pierced the rooftops of family dwellings without warning.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Within a radius of five miles there are, as you see, only a very few scattered dwellings.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Crumbling stone dwellings of the long-vanished Kayenta Anasazi, the creators of this rock art, nestle in protective nooks.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Just beyond the mosque was a series of attached single-storey dwellings with small shaded porches.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It was autumn, and Laila could make out people in bright tunics on the roofs of mud brick dwellings laying out the harvest to dry.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Peter swerves to the left, down another alley, this one full of cardboard boxes that contain frayed blankets and stained pillows—old factionless dwellings, I assume.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • He escorted them to the house, which was one of a long row of the typical frame dwellings of the neighborhood, where architecture is a luxury that is dispensed with.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He saw a slice of Yugoslavia where thatched-roofed dwellings on stilts gave way to rushing torrents of water from below.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I am part of that, a little solemn with the feel of those long winters, a little complacent from growing up in the Carraway house in a city where dwellings are still called through decades by a family’s name.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Joe’s forge adjoined our house, which was a wooden house, as many of the dwellings in our country were,—most of them, at that time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • A hundred earthen dwellings stood on the margin of the lake, and even in its waters, as though the latter had overflowed its usual banks.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Remote desert dwellings, travel trailers and sad, little shacks, went up in flames regularly, victims of ether-fed fire.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • And the bombed sites where the plaster dust swirled in the air and the willow-herb straggled over the heaps of rubble; and the places where the bombs had cleared a larger patch and there had sprung up sordid colonies of wooden dwellings like chicken-houses?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Harry sped on, staring around, and soon the dwellings became more numerous; there were gardens of weed around some of them, and he even saw a pet grindylow tied to a stake outside one door.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • And now that we are acquainted, superficially at least, with the masters and the valets, let us pass on to the dwellings occupied by each of them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Then I realized the reeds weren’t reeds—they were decaying boards and wooden poles, the remains of simple dwellings.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Big fancy dwellings with rooms for everything — rooms for sleeping, rooms for eating, even a room to go to the toilet!
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Towards mid-day, when the weather was fine, he went forth and took a stroll in the country or in town, often entering lowly dwellings.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Wherefore make unto yourselves friends out of the mammon of iniquity so that when you die they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Others were big two-story duplexes, built as boardinghouses for bachelor miners in the booming 1920’s and later sectioned off as individual family dwellings during the Depression.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • From the wharves I strolled around and over the town, gazing with wonder and admiration at the splendid churches, beautiful dwellings, and finely-cultivated gardens; evincing an amount of wealth, comfort, taste, and refinement, such as I had never seen in any part of slaveholding Maryland.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • However, it has only been in the last decade and a half, ever since Morzan died, that we have dared return to Tarnag and other of our ancient dwellings.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I’d like to appeal to all our listeners to emulate their example, perhaps by casting a protective charm over any Muggle dwellings in your street.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In the long and endless dwellings that curved like tranquil snakes across the hills, lovers lay idly whispering in cool night beds.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • As to the reprobates, (though I must own they were much more civilized than before) instead of delightful wood surrounding their dwellings, we found the words of King Solomon too truly verified: I went by the vineyard of the slothful, and it was all overgrown with thorns.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Only here the dwellings were gone too.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • I am but a poor provincial gentleman, who removeth his shoes before entering the dwellings of the learned.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • A few inferior dwellings were first to be passed, and then, about a quarter of a mile down the lane rose the Vicarage, an old and not very good house, almost as close to the road as it could be.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • In any case, most Wizarding dwellings are magically protected from unwanted Apparators.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • And when my father’s house was out of sight and I was come to a green open place in a certain wood where there were no dwellings of men, I dismounted from Hwin my mare and took out the dagger.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • I lost some of my need for the Black ghetto’s shielding-sponge quality, as I clanged and cleared my way down Market Street, with its honky-tonk homes for homeless sailors, past the quiet retreat of Golden Gate Park and along closed undwelled-in-looking dwellings of the Sunset District.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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