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abide
used in
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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abide
Used in
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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  • I would my husband would meet him in this shape; he cannot abide the old woman of Brainford; he swears she's a witch, forbade her my house, and hath threatened to beat her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I bruised my shin th' other day with playing at sword and dagger with a master of fence; three veneys for a dish of stewed prunes—and, by my troth, I cannot abide the smell of hot meat since.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have seen Sackerson loose twenty times, and have taken him by the chain; but I warrant you, the women have so cried and shrieked at it that it passed; but women, indeed, cannot abide 'em; they are very ill-favoured rough things.  (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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