Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Dwelling or residing within.
  • adjective Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode.
  • noun An inner presence, as of a spirit or power.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Dwelling within; living interiorly; specifically, abiding in the mind or soul; having a permanent mental lodgment: as, an indwelling faith.
  • noun A dwelling within; especially, lodgment or habitation in the mind or soul.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Residence within, as in the heart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective implanted within the body
  • adjective existing as an inner principle; inherent
  • noun A dwelling within, especially lodgement or habitation in the mind or soul.

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

  • adjective existing or residing as an inner activating spirit or force or principle

Etymologies

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in- +‎ dwelling

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From Middle English indwelling, equivalent to in- +‎ dwelling.

Examples

  • Believers have a stock of habitual grace; which may be called indwelling grace in the same sense wherein original corruption is called indwelling sin.

    Pneumatologia

  • The effect of all the divine indwelling, which is the characteristic gift of Christ to every Christian soul, is to mould the recipient into the image of the divine inhabitant.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

  • It is because the Spirit is an earnest of our inheritance, that his indwelling is a seal.

    A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians

  • Hence aesthetics requires as its basis the system in which God is known as indwelling in the world, that He is not far distant from any one of us, but that He animates us, and that we live in Him.

    Aesthetical Essays of Frederich Schiller

  • Hence aesthetics requires as its basis the system in which God is known as indwelling in the world, that He is not far distant from any one of us, but that He animates us, and that we live in Him.

    The Works of Frederich Schiller

  • To turn this statement into theological form it is only necessary to claim that the "perfect man" which the religious instinct is trying to form is "the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ," that that perfect humanity was once realised in the historical Christ, and that the higher instinct within us -- ourselves, yet not ourselves -- which makes for life and righteousness, and is the source of all the good that we can think, say, or do, may (in virtue of that historical incarnation) be justly called the indwelling Christ.

    Light, Life, and Love : selections from the German mystics of the middle ages

  • Maybe such a Romantic legacy of phonotextual encounter could serve to model and propagate, in its own right, an "indwelling" ethics beyond negativity — as advocated for in other terms, though also by linguistic association, in a writer like

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • First: He is not asking for that indwelling which is ours at conversion; for this he would not need to pray, for at the moment of regeneration Christ is ours and eternal life (which is only another way of saying, "the life of the eternal") is our never failing possession.

    And Judas Iscariot Together with other evangelistic addresses

  • Well, then, further observe that the special emphasis of the prayer here is that this 'indwelling' may be an unbroken and permanent one.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John

  • "indwelling"; and the renewed emphasis which, from the time of

    Problems of Immanence: studies critical and constructive

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