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dwell
used in The Deerslayer

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a modest dwelling
Definition
a house or shelter in which someone lives
  • In short, the old man viewed the night as critical, and he called on all to get ready as soon as possible, in order to abandon the dwellings temporarily at least, if not forever.
    Chapter 15 (36% in)
  • You love the woods and the life that we pass, here, in the wilderness, away from the dwellings and towns of the whites.
    Chapter 32 (46% in)

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  • The history of crime is ever revolting, and it is fortunate that few love to dwell on its incidents.
    Chapter 32 (96% in)
  • The red-skins honor and respect them who are so gifted, knowing that the Evil Spirit delights more to dwell in an artful body, than in one that has no cunning to work upon.
    Chapter 1 (77% in)
  • There were a few other peculiarities about this dwelling, which will better appear in the course of the narrative.
    Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • Most of it was rude, and to the last degree rustic; but there was a clock, with a handsome case of dark wood, in a corner, and two or three chairs, with a table and bureau, that had evidently come from some dwelling of more than usual pretension.
    Chapter 2 (69% in)
  • Step by step did he look into the construction of the singular abode, investigate its fastenings and strength, ascertain its means of defence, and make every inquiry that would be likely to occur to one whose thoughts dwelt principally on such expedients.
    Chapter 4 (10% in)
  • "I know your history, then, for Hurry Harry talks considerable, and he is free of speech when he can find other people's consarns to dwell on.
    Chapter 4 (20% in)
  • Little ceremony is used in the intercourse of the woods; and Judith had acquired a readiness of address, by the admiration that she so generally excited, which, if it did not amount to forwardness, certainly in no degree lent to her charms the aid of that retiring modesty on which poets love to dwell.
    Chapter 5 (81% in)
  • He was a good-looking savage, too," the girl always dwelt on personal beauty as a sort of merit, "and yet one couldn't stop to consider whether his paint would stand water!"
    Chapter 5 (82% in)
  • I built this dwelling in order to have 'em at arm's length, in case we should ever get to blows again.
    Chapter 6 (5% in)
  • As Deerslayer seldom thought it necessary to answer his companion's peculiar vein of humor, and Hutter was evidently indisposed to dwell longer on the subject, it's discussion ceased with this remark.
    Chapter 6 (10% in)
  • His mind dwelt on what had passed, and his half-conscious faculties kept figuring the events of the night, in a sort of waking dream.
    Chapter 6 (98% in)
  • "Clear, placid Leman I Thy contrasted lake With the wild world I dwelt in, is a thing Which warns me, with its stillness, to forsake Earth's troubled waters for a purer spring.
    Chapter 7 (0% in)
  • "You!" taking his hand again, and pressing it between her own, with a warmth that might have awakened the vanity of one less simple-minded, and more disposed to dwell on his own good qualities, "I would as soon suspect a brother!
    Chapter 8 (40% in)
  • As soon as all was fast in the inside of the dwelling, Deerslayer appeared at a trap, from which he descended into the canoe of Judith.
    Chapter 8 (70% in)
  • The three were now fastened out of the dwelling, which could only be entered by violence, or by following the course taken by the young man in quitting it.
    Chapter 8 (71% in)
  • Her father, during her childhood, had been much employed as a warrior by the authorities of the Colony, and dwelling for several years near the forts, she had caught a knowledge of the English tongue, which she spoke in the usual, abbreviated manner of an Indian, but fluently, and without any of the ordinary reluctance of her people.
    Chapter 10 (60% in)
  • When the runner arrived who announced the breaking out of hostilities between the English and French—a struggle that was certain to carry with it all the tribes that dwelt within the influence of the respective belligerents—this particular party of the Iroquois were posted on the shores of the Oneida, a lake that lies some fifty miles nearer to their own frontier than that which is the scene of our tale.
    Chapter 11 (3% in)
  • "Tell them, Hist, who I am—Thomas Hutter's youngest daughter; Thomas Hutter, the oldest of their two prisoners; he who owns the castle and the Ark, and who has the best right to be thought the owner of these hills, and that lake, since he has dwelt so long, and trapped so long, and fished so long, among them—They'll know whom you mean by Thomas Hutter, if you tell them, that.
    Chapter 11 (44% in)
  • "Chin-gach-gook," pronouncing the name slowly, and dwelling on each syllable' "Great Sarpent, Yengeese tongue."
    Chapter 13 (84% in)
  • A dwelling near on of the forts would be far better than this dreary place where we live!
    Chapter 15 (69% in)
  • He seldom moved through them, without pausing to dwell on some peculiar beauty that gave him pleasure, though seldom attempting to investigate the causes; and never did a day pass without his communing in spirit, and this, too, without the aid of forms or language, with the infinite source of all he saw, felt, and beheld.
    Chapter 16 (44% in)
  • She was not made Through years or moons the inner weight to bear, Which colder hearts endure till they are laid By age in earth; her days and pleasure were Brief but delightful—such as had not stayed Long with her destiny; but she sleeps well By the sea-shore whereon she loved to dwell.
    Chapter 18 (1% in)
  • Did they shew their teeth, as you surrounded their dwelling?
    Chapter 19 (65% in)
  • Had there been any one there to note the progress of the two canoes, he would have seen that of Judith flying swiftly away from its pursuers, as the girl gave it freshly impelled speed, while her mind was thus dwelling on her own ardent and generous schemes.
    Chapter 20 (88% in)
  • I don't like the settlements—they are full of wickedness and heart burnings, while God dwells unoffended in these hills!
    Chapter 22 (19% in)
  • She was not aware that her own beauty appeared to more advantage than common, from the same natural cause, nor did she understand what it would have given her so much pleasure to know, that the young man actually thought her, as she drew nearer, the loveliest creature of her sex his eyes had ever dwelt on.
    Chapter 22 (61% in)
  • Then mother always said that we should never dwell with any but Christians, if possible, and that is a reason why we can't go.
    Chapter 23 (62% in)
  • I've often thought there's moments when our words dwell longer on the mind than common, and when advice is remembered, just because the mouth that gives it isn't likely to give it ag'in.
    Chapter 26 (14% in)
  • The change was so great that his mind resumed its elasticity, and no longer thinking of submission, it dwelt only on the devices of the sort of warfare in which he was engaged.
    Chapter 29 (90% in)
  • Alas! that there should be so great differences between those who were nursed at the same breast, slept in the same bed, and dwelt under the same roof!
    Chapter 32 (25% in)
  • "This lake will soon be entirely deserted," she said, "and this, too, at a moment when it will be a more secure dwelling place than ever.
    Chapter 32 (26% in)
  • We are not here, dwelling among the arts and deceptions of the settlements, but young people who have no occasion to deceive each other, in any manner or form.
    Chapter 32 (40% in)

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