from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dwelling or residing within.
- adj. Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode.
- n. An inner presence, as of a spirit or power.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. implanted within the body
- adj. existing as an inner principle; inherent
- n. A dwelling within, especially lodgement or habitation in the mind or soul.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Residence within, as in the heart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dwelling within; living interiorly; specifically, abiding in the mind or soul; having a permanent mental lodgment: as, an indwelling faith.
- n. A dwelling within; especially, lodgment or habitation in the mind or soul.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. existing or residing as an inner activating spirit or force or principle
Believers have a stock of habitual grace; which may be called indwelling grace in the same sense wherein original corruption is called indwelling sin.
The effect of all the divine indwelling, which is the characteristic gift of Christ to every Christian soul, is to mould the recipient into the image of the divine inhabitant.
It is because the Spirit is an earnest of our inheritance, that his indwelling is a seal.
Hence aesthetics requires as its basis the system in which God is known as indwelling in the world, that He is not far distant from any one of us, but that He animates us, and that we live in Him.
To turn this statement into theological form it is only necessary to claim that the "perfect man" which the religious instinct is trying to form is "the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ," that that perfect humanity was once realised in the historical Christ, and that the higher instinct within us -- ourselves, yet not ourselves -- which makes for life and righteousness, and is the source of all the good that we can think, say, or do, may (in virtue of that historical incarnation) be justly called the indwelling Christ.
Maybe such a Romantic legacy of phonotextual encounter could serve to model and propagate, in its own right, an "indwelling" ethics beyond negativity — as advocated for in other terms, though also by linguistic association, in a writer like
First: He is not asking for that indwelling which is ours at conversion; for this he would not need to pray, for at the moment of regeneration Christ is ours and eternal life (which is only another way of saying, "the life of the eternal") is our never failing possession.
Well, then, further observe that the special emphasis of the prayer here is that this 'indwelling' may be an unbroken and permanent one.
"indwelling"; and the renewed emphasis which, from the time of
The remote, indwelling expression went out of his eyes as he boomed