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dwell (up)on (someone or something)

1. To obsessively think or worry about something. Try not to dwell on this rejection, honey. There are plenty of other nice boys you can ask to the dance.
2. To inhabit a particular place or surface. I want to become a scientist and study the creatures that dwell upon other planets. That type of animal dwells exclusively on land.
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dwell (up)on someone or something

to remain on the [important] subject of someone or something for a long time. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I can't dwell upon this subject anymore. There is no need to dwell on Sarah further.
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dwell (up)on something

to live on something, such as the planet Earth. (Upon is more formal than on.) This is the largest turtle that dwells upon the earth. Many creatures dwell on this earth.
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*in an ivory tower

Fig. in a place, such as a university, where one can be aloof from the realities of living. (Typ—ically: be ~; dwell ~; live ~; work ~.) If you didn't spend so much time in your ivory tower, you'd know what people really think! Many professors are said to live in ivory towers. They don't know what the real world is like.
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dwell on

Also, dwell upon. Linger over; ponder, speak or write at length. For example, Let's not dwell on this topic too long; we have a lot to cover today. [c. 1500]
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dwell on

To think or talk about something to an excessive degree: The teacher dwelled on the subject of tardiness for several minutes.
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In other words, through the never-ending actions and practices that mark dwelling, we are also making claim--communicating assertions and staking out positions, claims made in the realm of both thought and action (Dewey, 1910; 1922)--while we dwell.
Some people (like those I study) dwell differently, they make creative choices and engage in alternative practices in order to make alternative claims about dwelling, about what dwelling is and what it can be.
Malbim explains that there is in fact good reason why one should leave home and dwell in sukkot, particularly at harvest time.
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While there was room between the cupola spout and the furnace receiver to sandwich in a porous plug dwell unit, typical maximum spout temperatures of 2730-2750F (1499-1510C), coupled with limited superheat capability in our holding furnaces wouldn't allow us to overcome the additional temperature loss of 50-75F (10-23C) from desulfurization.
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The first edition of RIBBIT, a research newsletter on frog, toad and salamander declines in the west, lists several endangered populations, ranging from inhabitants of forests to those that dwell in lowlands and mountains.
Much of the film's first half dwells on a conspiracy theory explicated in Moore's 2003 book Dude, Where's My Country?