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abide
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Measure for Measure
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  • If you think it meet, compound with him by the year, and let him abide here with you; if not, use him for the present, and dismiss him.
  • He must before the deputy, sir; he has given him warning: The deputy cannot abide a whoremaster: if he be a whoremaster, and comes before him, he were as good go a mile on his errand.

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  • Would lie were here, my lord; for he indeed Hath set the women on to this complaint: Your provost knows the place where he abides, And he may fetch him.
  • We shall entreat you to abide here till he come and enforce them against him: we shall find this friar a notable fellow.

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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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