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as in:  an abiding desire to

I have an abiding interest in the subject.
  to remain or endure
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abide abides abiding abided abidance
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  • I have an abiding interest in the subject.
  • Our love is deep and abiding.
  • The popularity of Mozart’s music had abided for centuries.
  • Love abides.

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  • Property left to a child may soon be lost; but the inheritance of virtue—a good name an unblemished reputation—will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
    William Graham Sumner
  • These additional formal and informal prayers give expression to the primary function of prayer in Islam, which is personal communication with God for the purpose of maintaining the abiding presence of the divine in the personal lives of Muslims.
    Islam - MSN Encarta  -- 05/21/06)
  • Uncle Jack was one of the abiding pleasures of Maycomb.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I would no longer in the bed abide,
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Abide with Me?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Mr. Stone droned . a Christian can rid himself of the frustrations of modern living by . coming to Family Night every Wednesday and bringing a covered dish . abide with you now and forevermore, Amen.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • Dr. Finch became a bone man, practiced in Nashville, played the stock market with shrewdness, and by the time he was forty-five he had accumulated enough money to retire and devote all his time to his first and abiding love, Victorian literature, a pursuit that in itself earned him the reputation of being Maycomb County’s most learned licensed eccentric.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
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