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Multiple Meanings
abide — as in:  abide by her decision

I can’t abide her continual complaints.
to tolerate or put up with something
abide — as in:  abide in the forest

She abides in the forest.
to live in a place

or more rarely:  to live with someone or something
abide — as in:  an abiding desire to

I have an abiding interest in the subject.
to remain or endure

In classic literature, abide also sometimes references "awaiting someone or something".
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