Meaning of DWELL in English

DWELL

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

dwelling house

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

on

But these are technical considerations not to be dwelt on here.

Why a pair was so expensive just four years ago is something you could dwell on well into the night.

This is worth dwelling on , because those who brush quality off as unaffordable abound in the business world as well.

She tried not to dwell on why it was that she hadn't.

The significance of the fact that so many states are still in play is worth dwelling on .

The Murphy kitchen was not something to dwell on .

Her mind sheered away from images she didn't want to dwell on .

too

But I don't think the readers of Aura will want me to dwell too much on the pain.

But there are other, less positive reasons for not dwelling too much on the war.

While Schweitzer tended to dwell too exclusively on this aspect, he was certainly justified in stressing it.

I don't want to dwell too much on the obvious but a number of things should be pointed out here.

upon

The scale of the trauma is perhaps still too great to be dwelt upon for long.

But that is not the story they dwell upon .

■ NOUN

house

Goblin A general name for the familiar demon or mischievous spirit who dwells in private houses or in the chinks of trees.

They drew rein in Sparta before the lordly dwelling , a house far more splendid than either young man had ever seen.

After more than forty years, strangers now dwelt in the houses I knew at Wood Green.

time

He hardly had time to dwell on such matters, however.

Give yourself the time to dwell on the miracle that has just taken place.

At the time he didn't dwell on the man whose cap, and life, he stole.

■ VERB

want

I want to dwell upon the draft immigration rules because most hon. Members have mentioned them.

I do not want to dwell on it; we know it to be true.

But I don't think the readers of Aura will want me to dwell too much on the pain.

Her mind sheered away from images she didn't want to dwell on.

But I don't want to dwell on that too much.

I don't want to dwell too much on the obvious but a number of things should be pointed out here.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A woodsman and his family dwelt in the middle of the forest.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But in her writing and speeches Shaughnessy did not dwell on this problem; perhaps that was a necessary part of salesmanship.

Each country has its own geography where the spirit dwells and where physical force can never conquer even an inch of ground.

He had certainly never bothered to dwell much before on what the moon saw as it climbed.

I am suspicious of gods who dwell benignly in heavens, immutable and supreme.

The Lord in his glory had actually come to dwell amongst his people.

They force the reader to slow down, to dwell or brood on what is happening.

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