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"
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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How to use dwell in a sentence?
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.
We work on the principle that if we don't do it, it must be bad. Whether that is protectionist or not I leave for others to dwell on.
Pretty fine. Middling. On a day-to-day basis, I'm a solid six out of 10, i don't know how often I can hope for much more than that. I'm drawn to negatives in life, and I dwell on them, and they consume me. I don't think I'm unique in that sense. I'm all right with a six. If I get a couple of days a week at a seven... it's great.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
As a historian, I always found it interesting that he didn't really talk about it [ his time as a POW ] unless asked, he saw it as part of his service to the country, and did n’t want to dwell on past service but what he could do today, here and now.
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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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