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  • v. To continue to think or talk about (something or someone).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. delay


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  • As with depression, trauma survivors who dwell on the past tend to stay in past-negative or-fatalistic mind-sets that impede their presence in the present as well as their ability to look toward a positive future.

    The Time Paradox

  • In the intervals of silence, Inman tried to decide which part of the evening he might dwell on most pleasurably.

    Cold Mountain

  • Rather than dwell on that closed chapter of her life, she masochistically reviewed the last few hours.

    the ship who sang

  • As most biographers of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe dwell on her other gifts as philanthropist, poet, and worker for the equality of women with men,

    Memories and Anecdotes

  • Stared out at the silhouettes of the trees and tried not to think, not to dwell on the emotions the day had stirred.

    The Perfect Lover

  • Let me dwell on this remark because it is an excellent excuse: When Harold pronounced the name Barcola there next to the ninth green on that hot afternoon, I believe it set off a series of chemical reactions in my brain that made golf success, or further golf success, however modest, unlikely.

    The Italian Summer

  • I will not dwell on the last service at St. Paul's Church, when more than four hundred persons received the Holy Communion, where were four Bishops administering in the body of the church and the transepts; but in the chancel, the Primate and his beloved son in the faith were partaking together for the last time of the Bread of Life.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • But the Pitcairners have been amply written about, and as Coleridge Patteson's connection with them was only incidental, I shall not dwell on them or their history.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • “Your excellencys good sense will render it unnecessary for me to dwell on this subject and your regard for the Public Interest, will I am confident interest you most deeply in facilitating a compliance.”

    Robert Morris

  • There is no need to dwell on the spontaneous honours that all of those who had ever been connected with him paid to the good old Judge, when he was laid beside his much-loved wife in Feniton churchyard.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson


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