Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of dwell

Etymologies

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From dwell + -est, the archaic second-person singular present tense suffix.

Examples

  • Now in these things thou too hast a share, for thou dwellest in a corner of the land of Hellas beneath Aetna's fire-streaming rock; and although thou turn from arguments, still it is a custom amongst mortal men to receive shipwrecked sailors as their suppliants and show them hospitality and help them with raiment; not that these should fill thy jaws and belly, their limbs transfixed with spits for piercing ox-flesh.

    The Cyclops

  • With mind distraught didst thou thy father's house desert on thy voyage betwixt ocean's twin rocks, and on a foreign strand thou dwellest thy bed left husbandless, poor lady, and thou an exile from the land, dishonoured, persecuted.

    Medea

  • First, thou dwellest in Hellas, instead of thy barbarian land, and hast learnt what justice means and how to live by law, not by the dictates of brute force; and all the Hellenes recognize thy cleverness, and thou hast gained a name; whereas, if thou hadst dwelt upon the confines of the earth, no tongue had mentioned thee.

    Medea

  • He answered, “Indeed my story is a long but do thou first tell me who and what and whence thou art and why thou dwellest in this place alone.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And behold we are come to acquaint thee with the truth of things, for that thou art the chiefest and most accomplished of us and it behoveth not that calamity befal a land wherein thou dwellest, seeing that thou art most able of any to amend this King.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wilt thou begrudge it if I must needs go fetch these, and bring them to the land where thou dwellest, through whatever peril we may have to face?

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • We know thou hast pardoned our wrong — in the Heaven where thou dwellest amongst purified spirits who learned on earth how to love and pardon!

    The Virginians

  • There thou dwellest, with the learned lovers of old days, with

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

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