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dwell
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
Don't dwell on it.
Definition
to think, communicate, or let attention stay on (or return to) something for a prolonged period
  • His quizzical blue eyes dwelt on her brown arms so deliberately that she closed her fists to hide the calluses on her palms.
    p. 125.9
dwelt = focused
  • His eyes dwelt fondly on the topsails.
    p. 3.6
dwelt = focused
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2  —1 use as in:
a modest dwelling
Definition
a house or shelter in which someone lives
  • That for stealing pumpkins from a field, and for kindling a fire in a dwelling they three shall be seated in the stocks from one hour before the Lecture till one hour after.
    p. 168.2
dwelling = house
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