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My homophone describes some thing multiplied.  
My anagram's already shown off what's inside. 

My anagram's homophone at one time did abide.  
The four of us share a homophone on one side.  

Mention to praise invention, you'll find this thing worldwide.  
As well as bits of me in my anagram if I don't make it inside.  

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Whoa! These remind me of my kind of puzzles! Like this one puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/79139/my-anagram-is-noble $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ It's no coincidence, I saw that the other day and took inspiration. Thanks for making a great puzzle $\endgroup$
    – JonM
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ I am flattered :) $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 16:44

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I think the answer is

Bread

My homophone describes some thing multiplied.

Bred - past tense of breed.

My anagram's already shown off what's inside.

Bared

My anagram's homophone at one time did abide.

Beared - possible past tense of bear; to endure or carry a burden (definition suggested by AHKieran in the comments).

The four of us share a homophone on one side.

All four words end in either red or read which are homophones (with read being in the past tense here).

Mention to praise invention, you'll find this thing worldwide.

"The greatest thing since sliced bread"

Bread is also prevalent worldwide.

As well as bits of me in my anagram if I don't make it inside.

You will find bits of bread in your beard if it doesn't quite make it in your mouth.

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    $\begingroup$ I think your fourth spoiler block should be rot13("Ornerq" nf va gb orne n oheqra. V guvax guvf qrsvagvba svgf zber jvgu gur pyhr "novqr".) $\endgroup$
    – AHKieran
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ @AHKieran yes that is more inline with the definition I had in mind $\endgroup$
    – JonM
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ Well done hexomino! Solved it really fast. $\endgroup$
    – JonM
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ The past tense of "orne" in the sense of "novqr" is "ober". $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 22:28

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