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abide
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Atlas Shrugged
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as in: abide by her decision Define
to tolerate or put up with something
  • Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens?
  • Would you rather I were a law-abiding citizen, Mr. Rearden?

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

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unspecified meaning
  • If so, which law should I abide by?
  • This was to be achieved by developing methods of co-operation for a common purpose; this was to be achieved by the pledge of every member to subordinate his own interests to those of the industry as a whole; the interests of the industry as a whole were to be determined by a majority vote, and every member was committed to abide by any decision the majority chose to make.

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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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