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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. He dwelt upon what had gone wrong in the meeting for years afterward.
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 in an/(one's) ivory tower

To reside or exist in a place or among a social circle that is characterized by effete academic intelligence and thus is out of touch with or aloof from the realities of life. I don't put much weight in the advice of a bunch of economists dwelling in their ivory towers who've never worked a real job in their lives. It seemed easy to solve all the world's problems when I was dwelling in an ivory tower. Now that I'm out of college, I realize things are so much more complex than I'd imagined.
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Nor is there any ambiguity in the policy term "residence premises" which, as relevant here, is defined as "a two family dwelling where you reside in at least one of the family units and which is shown as the residence premises' in the Declarations.'" When read in context, as the rules of policy interpretation require (Harris v Allstate Ins.
The number of new dwellings constructed swelled from 70,094 in the ten-year period of 1991-2000 to 136,906 in 2001-10, marking an increase of 95%.
its average population annual growth rate of 1.3 percent, which is higher than that of 1.1 and 0.6 percent in 1996-2001 and 1991-1996, respectively (DSE, 2007a); meaning that dwelling development could increase to accommodate the population growth
Table 1 shows something of the nature of the last intercensal period change in residential dwelling structure in the City of Monash.
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The highest numbers of dwelling completions, across all tenures, were seen in Cardiff and Swansea whilst the lowest were seen in Blaenau Gwent and the Vale of Glamorgan.
A sharp rise in dwelling prices can be observed in the most of rapidly developing countries (Hui and Yue, 2006).
The challenge, from Munich's Student Housing Authority, was to create an economical, lightweight, transportable, low-energy dwelling prototype.
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