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Definitions of dwell

  1. To abide as a permanent resident or an inhabitant for a time; to be in any state or condition; to continue fixed in attention; to hang upon with loudness; to continue long. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To delay; to linger. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To abide; to remain; to continue. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To reside for a length of time; have a fixed place to live in; continue; linger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To abide in a place: to inhabit: to rest the attention: to continue long:-pr.p. dwelling; pa.t. and pa.p. dwelled or dwelt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To have a fixed abode; reside. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make one's home or live in; "She resides officially in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Dwelled or dwelt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To live in a place; to inhabit; to reside; to abide for a time; to be in a state or condition; to continue long; to linger on with affection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Dweller. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Dwelt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for dwell

  1. He did not dwell upon his condition, I think, but spoke rather of his plans for the summer. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  2. " It is cold and empty where I dwell she had said. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
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