indwell

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From in- +‎ dwell.

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indwell (third-person singular simple present indwells, present participle indwelling, simple past and past participle indwelled or indwelt)

  1. To exist within, especially as a spirit or driving force.
    • 1855, Henry Hart Milman, History of Latin Christianity[1]:
      The Holy Ghost became a dove, not as a symbol, but as a constantly indwelt form.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 224:
      Diodore and Theodore were particularly galvanized to defend their point of view by their horror at Apollinaris's assertion that Christ was indwelled by the Logos, which replaced a human mind in him.

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