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dwelling
 n.  residence; place to live in; abode
Classic Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
1  Six o'clock struck on the bells of the church that was so conveniently near to Mr. Utterson's dwelling, and still he was digging at the problem.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
2  He sat down at the side of the bed, tenderly asking how she was, and dwelling on the necessity of her keeping very quiet after her agitation and exposure to the weather last night.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
3  He left my homely dwelling to mingle with the gay nobility of your brother's court, where he learned to do those tricks of horsemanship which you prize so highly.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  Rebecca lost no time in causing the patient to be transported to their temporary dwelling, and proceeded with her own hands to examine and to bind up his wounds.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  Susan, who had an innate taste for the genteel and well-appointed, was eager to hear, and Fanny could not but indulge herself in dwelling on so beloved a theme.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
6  There was no other dwelling near, in that direction; and the prospect it commanded was very extensive.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  At this hour the lonely dwelling was closely blinded and shuttered from the chill and darkness without.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
8  The stack was at the end of the dwelling, and the men engaged in building it were Humphrey and Sam, the old man looking on.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
9  The choice of Captain Vye's fuelhouse as the scene of rehearsal was dictated by the fact that his dwelling was nearly in the centre of the heath.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
10  To dissipate in some trifling measure her abiding sense of the murkiness of human life she went to the "linhay" or lean-to shed, which formed the root-store of their dwelling and abutted on the fuelhouse.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
11  She followed him behind the dell of brambles to his wheeled dwelling into which Venn mounted, placing the three-legged stool just within the door.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
12  On drawing near to the furze-covered bank and ditch which fortified the captain's dwelling he could hear voices within, signifying that operations had been already begun.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
13  A long day's march was before him, his object being to secure a dwelling to which he might take Eustacia when she became his wife.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
14  Venn resolved to reconnoitre somewhat carefully the lonely road which led along the vale from Wildeve's dwelling to Clym's house at Alderworth.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
15  About half a mile below Clym's secluded dwelling lay a hamlet where lived one of the two constables who preserved the peace in the parish of Alderworth, and Wildeve went straight to the constable's cottage.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
Example Sentence:
1  Census questions include: how many people live at the address; whether the dwelling is owned or rented.
2  Man can climb to the highest summit, but he cannot dwell there long.
3  The only way to survive was to enjoy the good moments and not dwell too much on the bad.
4  I'd rather not dwell on the past.
5  Pride and grace dwell never in one place.
6  What necessity is there to dwell on the Past, when the Present is so much surer - the Future so much brighter?
7  Those are made to dwell in fruitful lands; there they take root, and gain a settlement.