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  • My own abode is lodgings at Penton Place, Pentonville.
  • Mr. Boythorn leaving us within a week, we took up our abode at a cheerful lodging near Oxford Street over an upholsterer’s shop.

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  • My companion smoking on the box—I had thought at the last inn of begging him to do so when I saw him standing at a great fire in a comfortable cloud of tobacco—was as vigilant as ever and as quickly down and up again when we came to any human abode or any human creature.
  • "As this is your regular abode, Miss Summerson, you see," he observed, "I should like to know whether you’ve been asked for by any stranger answering the description, or whether Mr. Jarndyce has.

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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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