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 Meanings and Examples of DWELL
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dwell
 v.  live as a resident; exist in a given place or state
Classic Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
1  As for the moral turpitude that man unveiled to me, even with tears of penitence, I cannot, even in memory, dwell on it without a start of horror.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
2  Lady," she said, "the countenance you have deigned to show me will long dwell in my remembrance.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  I may not change the faith of my fathers like a garment unsuited to the climate in which I seek to dwell, and unhappy, lady, I will not be.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
4  Julia's elopement could affect her comparatively but little; she was amazed and shocked; but it could not occupy her, could not dwell on her mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
5  I would not dwell upon them if I could.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
6  Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
7  The circumstance did not dwell in his recollection long, however: for when he reached the cottage, there was enough to occupy his mind, and to drive all considerations of self completely from his memory.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  To dwell on a heath without studying its meanings was like wedding a foreigner without learning his tongue.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
9  Let the weight of the matter rest upon me now, and do not let your mind dwell upon it further.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
10  Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
11  It is not a subject on which I would willingly dwell, and yet I am conscious that a duty devolves upon me to omit no detail.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
12  used to be the Professor's favorite line, for 'das land' meant Germany to him, but now he seemed to dwell, with peculiar warmth and melody, upon the words.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
13  Here he divided his fleet and took the one half towards Crete where the Cydonians dwell round about the waters of the river Iardanus.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
14  This can have been none other of those who dwell in heaven than Jove's redoubtable daughter, the Trito-born, who shewed such favour towards your brave father among the Argives.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
15  When I first saw him I thought him plain, but now his appearance is like that of the gods who dwell in heaven.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
Example Sentence:
1  Man can climb to the highest summit, but he cannot dwell there long.
2  The only way to survive was to enjoy the good moments and not dwell too much on the bad.
3  I'd rather not dwell on the past.
4  Pride and grace dwell never in one place.
5  What necessity is there to dwell on the Past, when the Present is so much surer - the Future so much brighter?
6  Those are made to dwell in fruitful lands; there they take root, and gain a settlement.
7  Census questions include: how many people live at the address; whether the dwelling is owned or rented.