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Babbitt
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as in: abide by her decision Define
to tolerate or put up with something
  • Since national prohibition was now in force, and since Zenith was notoriously law-abiding, they were compelled to keep the cocktails innocent by drinking them out of tea-cups.
  • Frink pulled at his eye-glass cord as at a bell-rope, he cleared his throat and said that which was the custom: "I’ll tell you, George: I’m a law-abiding man, but they do say Verg Gunch is a regular yegg, and of course he’s bigger ’n I am, and I just can’t figure out what I’d do if he tried to force me into anything criminal!"

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  • I can’t abide her continual complaints.
  • He couldn’t abide their religious intolerance.

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unspecified meaning
  • But Babbitt could not abide it.
  • As she drowsed away in the tropic languor of morphia, he sat on the edge of her bed, holding her hand, and for the first time in many weeks her hand abode trustfully in his.

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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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