dwelt dwelt  /d ˈwɛlt/


  1. (v) think moodily or anxiously about something
  2. (v) originate (in)
  3. (v) inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
  4. (v) exist or be situated within
  5. (v) come back to


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  1. We don't learn why he and Amber and Rollergirl descended into the netherworld of sexual showmanship; they have dwelt in that Valley from the start.
  2. She dwelt alone in a Manhattan apartment, wore cheap, drab clothing, doted on newspaper comic strips.
  3. The reviews of Rope and Faggot have dwelt almost without exception upon the judicial, impartial tone of the book.


  • Detroit Red Wings: Progress Report on Top 5 Prospects

    The Detroit Red Wings prospect pool is deeper than ever. Detroit's failure to win the Stanley Cup in 2013 wasn't dwelt upon much because the Grand Rapids Griffins brought home the the AHL's Calder Cup this season. The Red Wings' prospects not only impressed fans as well as management in the Griffins' Calder Cup this season, but also sat at or near the top of the AHL for the bulk of the season ...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "There'sa transition that's going to take place here from me to Pat and I've dwelt on this all year long ...... how it would be best for him and for the team and for what we can do in the long run to make this the best thing for Texas Tech,"...
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Bob Knight Source: Leading The Charge

  2. "I would have dwelt on it if I missed something that I knew or didn't phrase it in the form of a question," said Jennings, a computer software engineer from Salt Lake City. "It was a big relief to me that I lost to someone who played a better...
    on Nov 30, 2004 By: Ken Jennings Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "It's a flipping miracle to have played 30 games," said Moody, who is about to leave his boyhood club, Leicester, to move to Bath. "I've not had such a run since my early twenties. I've not really dwelt on leaving Leicester. I had intended to...
    on May 5, 2010 By: Lewis Moody Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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