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in residence

Appointed to live and work in a specific place, especially a college or university, for a certain length of time so as to be a source of inspiration, interest, and knowledge to others in the field. (Usually said of creative artists.) The university is so fortunate to have a writer in residence of your unmatched intellect and ability.
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take up residence

some place to make a residence of a place. Ed took up residence in a small efficiency apartment. It looks as if a family of mice has taken up residence in the cupboard.
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in residence

Committed to live and work in a certain place, often for a specific length of time. For example, He loved being the college's poet in residence. This expression, dating from the 1300s, originally referred to ecclesiastical clerics whose presence was required in a specific church. It was extended to other appointments in the mid-1800s.
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in residence

Committed to live and work in a specific place, often for a certain length of time: an artist in residence at a college.
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References in classic literature ?
His favor with Tamahmaah, never declined; and when that sagacious, intrepid, and aspiring chieftain had made himself sovereign over the whole group of islands, and removed his residence to Woahoo, he left his faithful adherent John Young in command of Owyhee.
As soon as he could get his inquisitive partners once more on board, he weighed anchor, and made sail for the island of Woahoo, the royal residence of Tamaahmaah.
Being naturally of a serious turn, my attention was directed to the solid advantages derivable from a residence here, rather than to the effervescent pleasures which are the grand object with too many visitants.
This incident made a considerable impression on my mind, and contributed with other circumstances to indispose me to a permanent residence in the city of Vanity; although, of course, I was not simple enough to give up my original plan of gliding along easily and commodiously by railroad.
Finally, after a pretty long residence at the Fair, I resumed my journey towards the Celestial City, still with Mr.
She was recommended to fill this situation by the keeper of the restaurant who has supplied the meals to the family throughout the period of their residence at the palace.
Her residence in London will be easily discovered at the Italian Couriers' Office, Golden Square.
I had not locked the door--I had never been in the habit of locking the door during my residence under Mr.
If you will be pleased to consider your residence here as an unimportant episode in your life, which ends--
A few days after, the Turk entered his daughter's apartment and told her hastily that he had reason to believe that his residence at Leghorn had been divulged and that he should speedily be delivered up to the French government; he had consequently hired a vessel to convey him to Constantinople, for which city he should sail in a few hours.
A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike averse to it.
My own idea on reading over these instructions was, that no such residence as I saw described could be found at any watering-place in England, and that, even if it could by chance be discovered, it would certainly not be parted with for any period on such terms as I was permitted to offer.
The Count and Countess Fosco had left Blackwater Park for their new residence in St.
Yet there were two or three small airless houses at the entrance end of Mews Street, which went at enormous rents on account of their being abject hangers-on to a fashionable situation; and whenever one of these fearful little coops was to be let (which seldom happened, for they were in great request), the house agent advertised it as a gentlemanly residence in the most aristocratic part of town, inhabited solely by the elite of the beau monde.
If a gentlemanly residence coming strictly within this narrow margin had not been essential to the blood of the Barnacles, this particular branch would have had a pretty wide selection among, let us say, ten thousand houses, offering fifty times the accommodation for a third of the money.