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The Merchant of Venice
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  • There is a monastery two miles off, And there we will abide.
  • Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode; Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait: When you shall please to play the thieves for wives, I’ll watch as long for you then.

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  • 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.

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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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