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technically, i've understood that "inhabit" means "to live in a place". But i have some trouble understanding the following examples with this approach.
1) The Irish actor has been offered the opportunity to inhabit the role originally occupied by Arnold Schwarzenegger
-> live in the role??
2) Mindful of the tiny rectangle she would inhabit on Gilt Groupe, the designer discount Web site, Ms. Martines flashed a little personality as she moved in front of a softly illuminated white backdrop, to the sounds of Prince playing on Pandora.
-> hm... even harder to understand. She would live in the tiny rectangle?
is there any one who can explain the exact meaning of above examples?
#2 sounds like a fashion model against a backdrop. This is the space she will inhabit, professionally.
And it's a tiny rectangle because it's a web-site.