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 for dwell
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dwell \Dwell\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwelled, usually contracted
     into Dwelt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dwelling.] [OE. dwellen,
     dwelien, to err, linger, AS. dwellan to deceive, hinder,
     delay, dwelian to err; akin to Icel. dvelja to delay, tarry,
     Sw. dv[aum]ljas to dwell, Dan. dv[ae]le to linger, and to E.
     dull. See Dull, and cf. Dwale.]
     1. To delay; to linger. [Obs.]
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     2. To abide; to remain; to continue.
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              I 'll rather dwell in my necessity.   --Shak.
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              Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.
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     3. To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live
        in a place; to reside.
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              The parish in which I was born, dwell, and have
              possessions.                          --Peacham.
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              The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the
              hall where the lord of the domain resides. --C. J.
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     To dwell in, to abide in (a place); hence, to depend on.
        "My hopes in heaven to dwell." --Shak.
     To dwell on or To dwell upon, to continue long on or in;
        to remain absorbed with; to stick to; to make much of; as,
        to dwell upon a subject; a singer dwells on a note.
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              They stand at a distance, dwelling on his looks and
              language, fixed in amazement.         --Buckminster.
     Syn: To inhabit; live; abide; sojourn; reside; continue;
          stay; rest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dwell \Dwell\, v. t.
     To inhabit. [R.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: think moodily or anxiously about something [syn: brood,
      2: originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices
         in this country" [syn: dwell, consist, lie, lie in]
      3: 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" [syn: populate, dwell, live, inhabit]
      4: exist or be situated within; "Strange notions inhabited her
         mind" [syn: dwell, inhabit]
      5: come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always
         harping on the same old things" [syn: harp, dwell]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "dwell":
     abide, berth, bide, bunk, carry on, cohabit, continue,
     continue to be, defeat time, defy time, dig, domicile, domiciliate,
     doss down, emphasize, endure, exist, extend, focus on, go on,
     hang out, harp on, hold, hold on, hold out, inhabit, inhere, keep,
     keep on, labor, last, last long, last out, lie, live, live on,
     live through, lodge, maintain, nest, occupy, perch, perdure,
     perennate, persist, persist in, prevail, remain, reside, rest,
     room, roost, run, run on, squat, stand, stay, stay on, stress,
     subsist, survive, sustain, tarry, tenant, tide over, wear,
     wear well

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Tents were in primitive times the common dwellings of men.
     Houses were afterwards built, the walls of which were frequently
     of mud (Job 24:16; Matt. 6:19, 20) or of sun-dried bricks.
       God "dwells in light" (1 Tim. 6:16; 1 John 1:7), in heaven
     (Ps. 123:1), in his church (Ps. 9:11; 1 John 4:12). Christ dwelt
     on earth in the days of his humiliation (John 1:14). He now
     dwells in the hearts of his people (Eph. 3:17-19). The Holy
     Spirit dwells in believers (1 Cor. 3:16; 2 Tim. 1:14). We are
     exhorted to "let the word of God dwell in us richly" (Col. 3:16;
     Ps. 119:11).
       Dwell deep occurs only in Jer. 49:8, and refers to the custom
     of seeking refuge from impending danger, in retiring to the
     recesses of rocks and caverns, or to remote places in the

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