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abide
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Jane Eyre
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  • Coming near, I found the door slightly ajar; probably to admit some fresh air into the close abode of sickness.
  • For that fate you have already made your choice, and must abide by it.

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  • I shall take up my abode in a religious house near Lisle — a nunnery you would call it; there I shall be quiet and unmolested.
  • She comes from the other world — from the abode of people who are dead; and tells me so when she meets me alone here in the gloaming!
  • Favour me with an account of her — with her name, her parentage, her place of abode.
  • Mr. Brocklehurst and his family never came near Lowood now: household matters were not scrutinised into; the cross housekeeper was gone, driven away by the fear of infection; her successor, who had been matron at the Lowton Dispensary, unused to the ways of her new abode, provided with comparative liberality.
  • I will abide by your decision.
  • I took care she should never want for anything that could contribute to her comfort: she soon settled in her new abode, became very happy there, and made fair progress in her studies.
  • …overshadowed walls — occasionally also turning a fascinated eye towards the dimly gleaning mirror — I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I thought Mr. Reed’s spirit, harassed by the wrongs of his sister’s child, might quit its abode — whether in the church vault or in the unknown world of the departed — and rise before me in this chamber.
  • He just looked in at the doors I opened; and when he had wandered upstairs and downstairs, he said I must have gone through a great deal of fatigue and trouble to have effected such considerable changes in so short a time: but not a syllable did he utter indicating pleasure in the improved aspect of his abode.

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as in: abide by her decision Define
to tolerate or put up with something
as in: abide in the forest Define
to live in a place or more rarely: to live with someone or something
as in: an abiding desire to Define
to remain or endure
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