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English citations of abiding-place and abiding place

  • 1827: John Keble, The Christian Year
    ...but Thou wilt grace The single heart to be Thy sure abiding-place.
  • 1843: Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
    He was ten good miles from the village made illustrious by being the abiding-place of Mr Pecksniff, when he stopped to breakfast at a little roadside alehouse;
  • 1849: Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
    Mr. Spenlow conducted me through a paved courtyard formed of grave brick houses, which I inferred, from the Doctors' names upon the doors, to be the official abiding-places of the learned advocates of whom Steerforth had told me;
  • 1856: Wilkie Collins, After Dark
    The reproach of the world is terrible even in the crowded city, where many of the dwellers in our abiding-place are strangers to us
  • 1857: Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays
    The other shelves, where they had not been cut away and used by the owner for other purposes, were fitted up for the abiding-places of birds, beasts, and reptiles.
  • 1857: Elizabeth Gaskell, Life of Charlotte Bronte
    These things make one feel, as well as know, that this world is not our abiding-place.
  • 1871: Thomas Hardy, Desperate Remedies
    It is a beginning, and, above all, an abiding-place, away from the shadow of the cloud which hangs over us here
  • 1876: George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
    The deliverer's footstep must be near -- the deliverer who was to rescue Mordecai's spiritual travail from oblivion, and give it an abiding-place in the best heritage of his people.
  • 1881, Thomas Hardy, A Laodicean, Book III, Chapter 7
    ...for having no other commission he determined (...) to make, as before, the castle itself his office, studio, and chief abiding-place till the works were fairly in progress.
  • 1885: Walter Pater, Marius the Epicurean, Vol. II,
    Marius felt that his own thoughts were passing beyond the actual intention of the speaker; not in the direction of any clearer theoretic or abstract definition of that ideal commonwealth, but rather as if in search of its visible locality and abiding-place, the walls and towers of which, so to speak, he might really trace and tell, according to his own old, natural habit of mind.
  • 1886: George Gissing, Demos
    In those days it had seemed fast in the order of things that Wanley Manor should be his home through life; how otherwise? Was it not the abiding-place of the Eldons from of old?
  • 1886: Andrew Lang, Books and Bookmen
    Innocent or guilty, this world was no longer a fit abiding-place for Margaret Sherioux.
  • 1889: Walter Pater, Appreciations, With An Essay on Style
    Now what is true of it everywhere, is truest of it in those secluded valleys where one generation after another maintains the same abiding-place...
  • 1902: Joseph Conrad, End of the Tether
    The white wood packing-case under the bed-place had remained unopened for three years now, as though Captain Whalley had felt that, after the Fair Maid was gone, there could be no abiding-place on earth for his affections.
  • 1913: Pauline Johnson, The Moccasin Maker
    The next girl married in Ohio, and the boys drifted away, glad to escape from a parental tyranny that made home anything but a desirable abiding-place.