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dwell
used in The Poisonwood Bible

8 uses
  • He took this young Mobutu under his wing and taught him to navigate the airy heights where foreigners dwell.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (3% in)
  • "He paused for breath and began again, swaying ever so faintly as he sang out: "The Lord rideth in the person of His angels of mercy, His emissaries of holiness into the cities on the plain, where Lot dwelled amongst the sinners!
    Book 1 — Genesis (27% in)
  • Every house has only a single square room and a thatched roof, under which might dwell the likes of Robinson Crusoe.
    Book 1 — Genesis (31% in)
  • Then say ye good-bye to sunshine or the Hardy Boys for an afternoon as you, poor sinner, must labor with a pencil in your good left hand to copy out Jeremiah 48:18, "Come down from your throne of glory and sit in the mire, O daughter that dwells in Dibon," and additionally, the ninety-nine verses that follow it.
    Book 1 — Genesis (70% in)
  • Fufu nsala is a forest-dwelling, red-headed rat that runs from sunlight.
    Book 2 — Revelation (9% in)
  • When sleep refused to return, I lit the kerosene lamp and sat alone until dawn at our big dining-room table, staring at the words of the Psalms to numb my mind: Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
    Book 2 — Revelation (9% in)
  • I'd go hunt for the Pygmies, who are supposed to be dwelling right under our noses in the forest, or for monkeys (easier to spot).
    Book 2 — Revelation (19% in)
  • The news surprised him greatly, and I don't like to dwell on how it came about.
    Book 2 — Revelation (27% in)

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