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The Merchant of Venice
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • There is a monastery two miles off, And there we will abide.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now, for your answer: As there is no firm reason to be render'd, Why he cannot abide a gaping pig; Why he, a harmless necessary cat; Why he, a wauling bagpipe; but of force Must yield to such inevitable shame As to offend, himself being offended; So can I give no reason, nor I will not, More than a lodg'd hate and a certain loathing I bear Antonio, that I follow thus A losing suit against him.  (not reviewed by editor)

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