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humble abode

One's home. Welcome to our humble abode! Can I get you something to drink?
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take up (one's) abode

To settle into a place or lodging and make it one's home. San Francisco is a fine place to take up your abode.
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take up one's abode

some place to make some place one's home. I am going to take up my abode in a different city. I will take up my abode in this place and hope to find a job close by.
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humble abode

A self-deprecating way to refer to one's home. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is the source: the insufferable Mr. Collins refers to his patroness Lady Catherine de Burgh with “The garden in which stands my humble abode is separated only by a lane from Rosings Park, her ladyship's residence'' and “But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.''
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Consequently, the climate change is burning the wildlife's abodes, due to which these species are migrating and leaving us.
The massive floods have engendered huge soil erosion, reduction in water quality and the destruction of marine abode. Extensive drought stresses are the major factors causing the destruction of flora on which the wildlife resides for food and protection.
He says that it's his duty to fulfill his mother's desire of visiting the four abodes in India as his mother undertook the pledge after he had fallen off a tree.
So my mother had taken a pledge to go on a pilgrimage to all the four abodes of Hindu god.
The location of the children's principal abodes do not favor any of the residences, because none of the children then lived in Wisconsin, Georgia or Arizona.
(ii) The principal place of abode of the taxpayer's family members;
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Like the dwellings painted by Edward Hopper, Deutsch's suburban abodes are metaphors for the way that, in modern society, autonomy tends to slide into isolation and voyeurism increasingly usurps more meaningful forms of human contact.
Then, grease- and chip-covered, we would stumble through the cold and deepening night out to an old wagon road and back to our abodes, leaving the chunks to be carried the next day.
citizens or residents whose tax homes and abodes, in a real and substantial sense, are outside the United States and Puerto Rico.