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The Mill on the Floss
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • If she says she is bound to give me up, I shall abide by her wishes to the slightest word.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not but I like a bit o' breed myself, but I can't abide to see one cur grinnin' at another.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I can't abide new victual nor new faces, I can't,—you niver know but what they'll gripe you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I can't abide new places mysen: things is allays awk'ard,—narrow-wheeled waggins, belike, and the stiles all another sort, an' oat-cake i' some places, tow'rt th' head o' the Floss, there.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But he's slow with his tongue, you see, and he reads but poorly, and can't abide the books, and spells all wrong, they tell me, an' as shy as can be wi' strangers, an' you never hear him say 'cute things like the little wench.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: abide in the forest
as in: abide by her decision
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