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dwell (the main fig. uses are as follows)
1. to remain, continue (“in” a state) Mer.V. I. iii. 156, All'sW. IV. iii. 13 “ darkly with you” (=be kept secret by you), H8 III. ii. 134; to reside, exist H5 IV. iii. 27, Mac. III. ii. 7, Lucr. 1446; to depend “on,” lie “in,” rest “with” H8 III. ii. 460, Troil. I. iii. 336, III. ii. 164, Ven. 206.
2. “ on” or “upon,” (i) to stand on, make much of Wiv. II. ii. 256, Rom. II. ii. 88 “Fain would I on form” ; (ii) to continue in R3 V. iii. 101, 240
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