to dwell on

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - dwell on

"to dwell on"

to think or talk about something for a long time


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - dwell on

"to dwell on"

to live on something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - dwell on

Two colleagues are talking after watching a presentation at a conference ...

Colleague 1:  What did you think of the presentation?

Colleague 2:  I thought it was pretty good, although I believe that the presenter spent too much time dealing with the history of the problem rather than on ideas to solve the problem.

Colleague 1:  I agree.  The presenter did dwell on the history a little too much.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - dwell on

Two friends are talking after watching a TV program together ...

Friend 1:  That was really interesting about the sea tortoises.

Friend 2:  Interesting that there is one species that only lives in a certain place.

Friend 1:   I never knew that that tortoise only dwells on the Galapagos Islands.

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to dwell on - Gerund Form:

Dwelling on troubles can cause poor sleep.

Dwelling on an island sounds like a good idea.

to dwell on - Examples:

1)  This negativity bias is also largely the reason we tend to dwell on things people have done wrong and remember their wrongdoing better than those other good ...

2)  Typically, we try not to dwell on the method of someone's suicide because we fear that might encourage copycats.

3)  Don't dwell on why you personally thought the situation was stressful. Explain how you worked through ...

4)  But rather than dwell on client-server design issues, I'd rather look at ways we can break out ...

5)  Why are you continuing to dwell on this? Get on with your life!

6)  Life is not about dwelling on our mistakes but learning from them.

7)  They get to spend the rest of the night dwelling on that as a family dies.

8)  Two men, Khun litang and Chu liyang, survived with their wives and, dwelling on Singrabhum hill, became humanity's ancestors.

9)  Dwelling on it isn't going to change anything.

10)  ... is to come upon the whole inhabited earth, to put a test upon those dwelling on the earth.

11)  This Halloween, let's go searching for Gougou, she who dwells on a very mysterious island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

12)  At the same time, he dwells on information you will find irrelevant.

13)  Old Father Time, a powerful being who dwells on the dark side of the earth.

14)  Each dwells on particular points which his constitution and education have fitted him to appreciate.

15)  The book dwells on the seventeen years Joseph Bonaparte spent in the United States.

16)  Like many, I've had times I have dwelled on what-ifs that never were.

17)  I honestly can't tell you I dwelled on it much more, until my son was about 6 months old.

18)  Regrets are something that should be learnt from and not dwelled on. You need to move on from regrets, look to the future and ...

19)  It would be nice if people dwelled on this profound love, rather than dwelling on the idea of crashing and being ...

20)  I never really dwelled on my sickness; I just lived my life, believing in my heart I ...