English Synonyms and Antonyms
To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide,"
LyteHymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.
Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.
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think moodily or anxiously about something
dwell, consist, lie, lie in(verb)
"The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
populate, dwell, live, inhabit(verb)
inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
"People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
exist or be situated within
"Strange notions inhabited her mind"
come back to
"Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"
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How to use dwell in a sentence?
Think about the future and don’t dwell on the past. -Aaron Jhinkoo
I'd like to say don't go. We know it's just not smart, especially if you [ are older ] and have any of these health risks. I don't care about your political affiliation -- it's just that if you've got those risks, you should be doing things that help protect your health, if you're going to go, your job is to minimize interactions ; the more handshakes that you have, the more groups that you mix with, each one of those interactions increases your chance of actually being exposed to the virus. I wouldn't dwell in spaces for longer than I need to. Masks would be great. They will protect the others around you and provide some protection for you if you're wearing a good quality one.
The election is over and hardworking Georgians are ready to move forward. We can no longer dwell on the divisive politics of the past but must focus on Georgia's bright and promising future.
Dogs can come back from anything, they can forget their past, we as humans, dwell on the past.
Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
Translations for dwell
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- пражыва́ць, пражывацьBelarusian
- живе́я, обита́вамBulgarian
- leben, verbleiben, wohnenGerman
- morar, habitar, permanenciaSpanish
- oleskella, asustaa, asuaFinnish
- résider, habiterFrench
- cónaigh, cónaíIrish
- còmhnaichScottish Gaelic
- diam, tinggalIndonesian
- 住む, 居住Japanese
- 살다, 거주하다Korean
- mist, dzīvot, gremdētiesLatvian
- noho, raurohaMāori
- rondhangen, verblijvenDutch
- zamieszkiwać, mieszkaćPolish
- habitar, morar, viverPortuguese
- жить, прожива́ть, обита́тьRussian
- bo, levaSwedish
- eğleşmek, kalmak, oturmak, ikamet etmekTurkish
- ме́шкати, жи́ти, прожива́тиUkrainian
- lodjî, dimorer, dimaniWalloon
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