Guillaume, by Antoine de Villiers

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If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
—Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Home is where one starts from.
—T.S. Eliot

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Dwell"ing, n. Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.

Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons. --Jer. xlix. 33.

God will deign To visit oft the dwellings of just men. --Milton.

Philip's dwelling fronted on the street. --Tennyson.

Dwelling house, a house intended to be occupied as a residence, in distinction from a store, office, or other building.

Dwelling place, place of residence.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


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["a]ljas to dwell, Dan. dv[ae]le to linger, and to E. dull. See Dull, and cf. Dwale.] 1. To delay; to linger. [Obs.]

2. To abide; to remain; to continue.

I 'll rather dwell in my necessity. —Shak.

Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart. —Wordsworth.

3. To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live in a place; to reside.

The parish in which I was born, dwell, and have possessions. —Peacham.

The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides. —C. J. Smith.

To dwell in, to abide in (a place); hence, to depend on. ``My hopes in heaven to dwell.'' —Shak.

To dwell on or 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.

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.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


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