I wasn't ready to dwell on motives or feelings so I changed the subject.
For a moment she let her imagination dwell on the feel of that lean body against hers.
She didn't have time to dwell on her final victory.
It's useless to dwell on what might've been.
The volume which describes her conventual life is as graphic as Miss Brontes Villette, but we can only dwell on one passage of it.
It is unnecessary here to dwell on the precautions which can only be conveniently acquired by experience; a sound appreciation of analytical methods is only possible after the reactions and characters of individual substances have been studied, and we therefore refer the reader to the articles on the particular elements and compounds for more information on this subject.
Modern writers rather dwell on the perfect organization demanded by his scheme, the training of a nation to combined labour, the level attained here by art and in the fitting of masonry, and finally the fact that the Great Pyramid was the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and now alone of them survives.
The great event they dwell on is the bursting of the dam of Ma'rib, which led to the emigration northwards of the Yemenite tribes.
What strikes us most in his book is his wide and keen observation of social facts, and his perpetual tendency to dwell on these and elicit their significance, instead of drawing conclusions from abstract principles by elaborate chains of reasoning.
And though a mind like Disraeli's might work to satisfaction with Christianity as "completed Judaism," it could but dwell on a breach of continuity which means so much to Jews and which he was never allowed to forget amongst Christians.
It was not his place, as a practical philanthropist, to dwell on the defects in this coincidence; 2 and since what men generally expect from a moralist is a completely 1 This list gives twelve out of the fourteen classes in which Bentham arranges the springs of action, omitting the religious sanction (mentioned afterwards), and the pleasures and pains of self-interest, which include all the other classes except sympathy and antipathy.
Wherever the noblest expressions of her mind are honoured, wherever the large conceptions of Pericles command the admiration of statesmen, wherever the architect and the sculptor love to dwell on the masterpieces of Ictinus and Pheidias, wherever the spell of ideal beauty or of lofty contemplation is exercised by the creations of Sophocles or of Plato, there it will be remembered that the spirit which wrought in all these would have passed sooner from among men, if it had not been recalled from a trance, which others were content to mistake for the last sleep, by the passionate breath of Demosthenes.
She could dwell on things in the past and be angry, or she could support him and let the past go.
She'd felt a connection to Darian early on, as soon as she met him, but she'd never allowed herself to dwell on it, even when he sought her out almost daily to spar.
Unable to dwell on how Hell knew what she liked for breakfast, she wolfed down the pastries and a banana before crossing to the bathroom for a shower.
The future is frightening if you dwell on it.
Eden didn't dwell on the peculiar statement.
There is no need for us to dwell on direct barter among the sa ages who have no knowledge of money.
How shall ye dwell on earth awa ' frae me?
Lord, who shall dwell on your holy mountain?
The less intelligent section of the public loves to dwell on the possibilities of sexual seduction under the influence of hypnosis.
Some Thysanoptera habitually dwell on the under-surface of leaves, and others periodically migrate to roots.
(4) The Puka group, known as "the Seven Baryaks of Puka," dwell on the south side of the river Drin; they are nominally administered by a Turkish kaimakam, who is a mere spectator of their proceedings.
The accounts of the Ephthalites, especially those of the Indian Hunas, dwell on their ferocity and cruelty.
Next day Prince Andrew thought of the ball, but his mind did not dwell on it long.
Anger easily clouds judgment, so do not dwell on a pessimistic outlook, and do not jump to conclusions.
If you make a mistake on a few elements or notes, don't dwell on it.
Terror Island: Pirates whose ships sank under the most mysterious of circumstances come back to dwell on this hidden island beneath Millennium Force.
"We didn't even talk about Jessica's breakup from Nick; it wasn't something we wanted to dwell on.
Show your interest but don't dwell on it.
It's a mistake to dwell on animosity or perceived wrongs and slights associated with any past life search.
Visualization: Ask your teen to picture a peaceful setting, such as the beach, a meadow, a stream, etc. Have him close his eyes and dwell on this picture for several minutes.
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