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abide
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Catch-22
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as in: abide by her decision Define
to tolerate or put up with something
  • He was a long-limbed farmer, a God-fearing, freedom-loving, law-abiding rugged individualist who held that federal aid to anyone but farmers was creeping socialism.

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

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unspecified meaning
  • Captain Flume is already working on glowing press releases describing your valor over Ferrara, your deep and abiding loyalty to your outfit and your consummate dedication to duty.

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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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