dwell on the past

Dwell on the past
Thinking too much about the past, so that it becomes a problem is to dwell on the past.

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  • dwell on the past —    Thinking too much about the past, so that it becomes a problem is to dwell on the past.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Dwell on the past —   Thinking too much about the past, so that it becomes a problem is to dwell on the past …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • dwell on/upon — [phrasal verb] dwell on/upon (something) : to think or talk about (something) for a long time There is no need to dwell on the past. Don t dwell upon your mistakes. • • • Main Entry: ↑dwell …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwell — [[t]dwe̱l[/t]] dwells, dwelling, dwelt, dwelled (past tense & past participle) 1) VERB If you dwell on something, especially something unpleasant, you think, speak, or write about it a lot or for quite a long time. [V on/upon n] I d rather not… …   English dictionary

  • dwell — verb past tense and past participle dwelt, or dwelled (I) literary to live in a particular place: A woodsman and his family dwelt in the middle of the forest. dwell on/upon sth phrasal verb (T) to think or talk for too long about something,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dwell on — I m not one to dwell on the past Syn: linger over, mull over, muse on, brood about/over, think about; be preoccupied by, be obsessed by, eat one s heart out over; harp on about, discuss at length …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • dwell — [dwel] v past tense and past participle dwelt [dwelt] or dwelled [I always + adverb/preposition] [: Old English; Origin: dwellan] literary to live in a particular place ▪ They dwelt in the middle of the forest. dwell on/upon [dwell on/upon sth]… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dwell — [ dwel ] (past tense and past participle dwelled or dwelt [ dwelt ] ) verb intransitive LITERARY 1. ) to live somewhere 2. ) if something such as a feeling dwells in a place, it exists and is very noticeable there dwell on or dwell u,pon phrasal… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dwell upon — ˈdwell on ˈdwell u ˌpon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dwell on he/she/it dwells on present participle dwelling on …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Slavs in America —     The Slavs in America     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Slavs in America     The Slavic races have sent large numbers of their people to the United States and Canada, and this immigration is coming every year in increasing numbers. The… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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