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dwɛldwell

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes

  1. dwell

    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," Lyte Hymn. 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.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.9 / 8 votes

  1. dwell

    Synonyms:
    stop, stay, rest, inhabit, sojourn, lodge, linger, tarry, live, reside, abide

    Antonyms:
    move, travel, hasten, speed, migrate, wander, depart, flit, roam

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brood, dwellverb

    think moodily or anxiously about something

    Synonyms:
    harp, live, stew, populate, pout, brood, bulk large, hatch, sulk, hover, lie, lie in, loom, cover, consist, grizzle, incubate, inhabit

  2. dwell, consist, lie, lie inverb

    originate (in)

    "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, comprise, populate, harp, lie down, brood, live, lie, consist, rest, inhabit

  3. populate, dwell, live, inhabitverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go, exist, harp, live, hold out, populate, lie in, brood, be, experience, hold up, subsist, live on, lie, consist, endure, inhabit, survive, know, last

  4. dwell, inhabitverb

    exist or be situated within

    "Strange notions inhabited her mind"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, populate, harp, brood, live, lie, consist, inhabit

  5. harp, dwellverb

    come back to

    "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, populate, harp, brood, live, lie, consist, inhabit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dwellverb

    Synonyms:
    inhabit, reside, live, stay, sojourn, tarry, abide, plant one's self, be settled, have a habitation

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "dwell":

    driveshaft, insist

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How to use dwell in a sentence?

  1. John Kasich:

    I think we need to get over that. I'm not for it anymore. Let these people who are born here be citizens and that's the end of it. I don't want to dwell on it.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

  3. Ruckett:

    Only in dreams does the happiness of the earth dwell.

  4. Jean Giraudoux:

    A golf course is the epitome of all that is transitory in the universe, a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.

  5. Stephen Snyder:

    I’m a Type A personality and I worry a lot about a lot of things — my family, my finances, the future, also, I’ve tended to dwell on things that happened in the past and get all worked up.


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