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Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • "I see what ails the child," whispered Hester to the clergyman, and turning pale in spite of a strong effort to conceal her trouble and annoyance, "Children will not abide any, the slightest, change in the accustomed aspect of things that are daily before their eyes.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: abide by her decision
as in: abide in the forest
as in: an abiding desire to
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