take up residence


: to establish a home
Birds have taken up residence in the barn.

Examples of take up residence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Southern Methodist University is the latest to take up residence at Pegasus Park, moving its biotech research to the facility. Dallas News, 30 Jan. 2023 These pesky pimples take up residence right on the cusp of where your lips meet the rest of your face (called the lip line). Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 10 Nov. 2022 American refugees who make it to Canada take up residence in Little America, a safe-haven complex in Toronto for those fleeing Gilead. Amy MacKelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Sep. 2022 The first white man to take up residence at the confluence was Johnson Gardner, an American Fur Company trapper who caught beavers along the Yellowstone River in the 1830s. Megan Kate Nelson, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 June 2022 As Elka Ostrovsky, the widowed caretaker of the Ohio manor where the show’s three coastal refugees (played memorably by Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick) take up residence, White got all the best lines. Brent Lang, Variety, 4 Jan. 2022 The idea that something real might decide to take up residence in our dollhouse, besides the odd spider or stinkbug, never crossed our minds. Sarah Schutte, National Review, 26 Sep. 2021 Read on to find the next concealer to take up residence as the humble hero in your makeup bag. Emily Rekstis, SELF, 9 Sep. 2021 Unlike a 20,000 gallon swimming pool, a hot tub can easily take up residence in the corner of your deck or patio, and be used nearly year-round. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2020 See More

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“Take up residence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20up%20residence. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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