from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to continue long on or in; to remain absorbed with; to stick to; to make much of.


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  • 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

  • Popular fancy loved to dwell on his avatar as a fish to save Manu from the devastating flood, as a tortoise to recover from the depths of the sea precious possessions for gods and men, as a boar to raise the submerged earth above the surface of the waters, but most of all as the god-men Rama and Krishna, each of whom delivered the people from the yoke of a tyrant.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • That had reminded Edsel how Pia had once been Dug's girlfriend, and he didn't care to dwell on that.

    Xone of Contention

  • On his return to town the prince, who had been elected a member of the Travellers 'Club, gives a long dissertation on English club life, not forgetting to dwell on the luxury of all the arrangements, the excellent service, and the methodical fashion in which the gaming-tables were conducted.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Therefore it will not be irrelevant to dwell on the career of the father whose name, though still of great weight in his own profession, may not be equally known to the younger generation who have grown up since the words 'Mr. Justice Patteson' were of frequent occurrence in law reports.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • If they could not remain on the St. John's River, it was something to dwell on the Coosaw.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment

  • Mathews was kind enough not to dwell on the notion of Castro holding up the revolution until the spring semester was over, but he was discouraging, so instead di Suvero stayed at Berkeley that year and became one of the founders of the student political party SLATE, which was the beginning of activism on that campus.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • “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

  • Every woman should make one mistake matrimonially - but there's no need to dwell on it.

    Twin Moons

  • 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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