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abide as in:  abide by her decision

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  • He couldn't abide their religious intolerance.
    abide = put up with
  • I can't abide ugliness in factories!   (source)
    abide = tolerate (live with)
  • God couldn't abide faithlessness, Dad said.   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • This is a time when citizens should be most loyal. Most law-abiding.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • If there's one thing that Connor can't abide, it's an Unwind who defends unwinding.   (source)
    abide = tolerate (put up with)
  • And Johnny, who was the most law-abiding of us, now carried in his back pocket a six-inch switchblade.   (source)
    law-abiding = obeying (in this case, following the law)
  • He claimed that the local workmen were law-abiding and would not have rioted unless provoked.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • I don't remember whose rule this is, but we abide by it.   (source)
    abide = live (follow, or comply with)
  • My father, having inherited the cautious and law-abiding genes in the family, could never quite gather the courage to join his older brother on these free movie escapades, even though he really, really wanted to see the films.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • She would not only abide, but enjoyed when her grandson would interrupt polite conversation to question the standing of the church or the ruling class.   (source)
    abide = tolerate
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  • I have abided by your wishes for so long… and it pains me to call, but I must speak to you.   (source)
    abided = complied with
  • I could never abide rotted fruit.   (source)
    abide = tolerate (put up with)
  • You don't have to agree with my decisions, but you will abide by them.   (source)
    abide = live (follow, or comply with)
  • Violet, a law-abiding citizen, was not planning to rob a bank, but she was planning to rescue Sunny, and was hoping to catch a glimpse of the tower room in which her sister was being held prisoner, so as to make her plan more easily.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.   (source)
    abide = accept
  • I noticed that he did abide by certain rules, which he seemed to cast in the form of Commandments.   (source)
    abide = live (follow, or comply with)
  • PARRIS: It is agreed, sir-it is agreed—we will abide by your judgment.   (source)
    abide = accept (comply with)
  • They will abide by the law.   (source)
    abide = live (obey)
  • As you know, I'm quite the jealous type, and I can't abide her behavior.   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • We will abide by the will of the majority.   (source)
    abide = accept (comply with)
  • In a region somewhere between the Everlasting Forest and Outer wilderbeastia, remarkable only for its desolation, Wonderlanders who not long before had been law-abiding, family-loving folk slaved away in Redd's most notorious labor camp, Blaxik.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • Over the previous month, Rob had lectured us repeatedly about the importance of having a predetermined turn-around time on our summit day ... and abiding by it no matter how close we were to the top.   (source)
    abiding = living (complying with)
  • I never could abide such goings on, sir,   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • I cannot abide to be split and confused—I cannot think straight!   (source)
  • I will abide by whatever decision Mr. Howard makes.   (source)
    abide = accept (comply with)
  • After the Georgia legislature declared a prohibition against alcoholic beverages in 1907, Papa quit making or drinking beer — he believed in being law-abiding — and the churches started using fruit nectars instead of wine.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • It was the system and we had all agreed to abide by its laws.   (source)
    abide = live (follow, or comply with)
  • He says he abides in Shaker Law.   (source)
    abides = obeys the rules
  • He said: "What a duty-loving, law-abiding lot we all seem to be!"   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • I believe they went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into our food, and I can't abide garlic.   (source)
    abide = tolerate (live with)
  • hears the merry noise of Hart and cannot abide it;   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • "I see what ails the child," whispered Hester to the clergyman, and turning pale in spite of a strong effort to conceal her trouble and annoyance, "Children will not abide any, the slightest, change in the accustomed aspect of things that are daily before their eyes."   (source)
    abide = tolerate without complaint
  • I never could abide figures! (where figures refers to math)   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • Criminals disliked lousy weather as much as law-abiding citizens did.†   (source)
  • She was the nosiest woman in the world and spent most of her life spying on the boring, law-abiding neighbors.†   (source)
  • And think about this: Lorelle Henry, who seemed for all the world like a decent, law-abiding human being, testified that she was sure that there were 2 men in the store, 2 men involved in the robbery.†   (source)
  • Everybody here is pretty law-abiding.†   (source)
  • Law-abiding citizens, are you?†   (source)
  • Predictable law-abiding behavior lulls drivers.†   (source)
  • I guess all four of us were Christians, and if we were thinking like ordinary law-abiding U.S. citizens, we would find it very hard to carry out the imperative military decision, the overriding one, the decision any great commander would have made: these guys can never leave this place alive.†   (source)
  • Many of the stories, she finds, follow a similar trajectory: This bad thing happened, and this—and I found myself on a train—and this bad thing happened, and this—but I grew up to become a respectable, law-abiding citizen; I fell in love, I had children and grandchildren; in short, I've had a happy life, a life that could only have been possible because I was orphaned or abandoned and sent to Kansas or Minnesota or Oklahoma on a train.†   (source)
  • Si, Mami!" she answered in a polite;, law-abiding voice to impress the cops.†   (source)
  • It was this desire for the freedom of my people to live their lives with dignity and self-respect that animated my life, that transformed a frightened young man into a bold one, that drove a law-abiding attorney to become a criminal, that turned a family-loving husband into a man without a home, that forced a life-loving man to live like a monk.†   (source)
  • It seems that all the people who are conscientious enough to report when they have to, law-abiding enough not to kick about their treatment—these are the ones who go first.†   (source)
  • This emphasis on illicit cash proved to be a winning effort, for nothing infuriated the law-abiding populace more than the image of the millionaire crack dealer.†   (source)
  • He was doing more than ninety miles an hour and blew past the sluggish, law-abiding traffic, assuming some driver or other would take down his licence plate number.†   (source)
  • Housing, employment, health, family—these are the factors that determine whether a person returning home from prison will succeed or fail as a law-abiding citizen.†   (source)
  • Why, that there are some folks up on Big Unaka who need pretty badly to appear as very law-abiding citizens.†   (source)
  • In an emergency, the poor would panic, become confused and go wild; the "better class" would remain calm and law-abiding, and find an orderly way to deal with the problem.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As a law-abiding member of the social order I must call the Zurich police and tell them where you are.†   (source)
  • We're a law-abiding people and a slow-to-anger people.†   (source)
  • The explanation given was that the law-abiding citizens of the county had had enough.†   (source)
  • Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens?†   (source)
  • "Law-abiding people," Dubois had told us, "hardly dared go into a public park at night.†   (source)
  • The place may have been called Waknuk then; anyway, Waknuk it had become; an orderly, law-abiding, God-respecting community of some hundred scattered holdings, large and small.†   (source)
  • Spangler, Mudd, and Arnold were pardoned in 1869 by Andrew Johnson and lived out their days as law-abiding citizens.†   (source)
  • Would then proceed at a KCUF record hop to look out again across the gleaming gym floor and there in one of the giant keyholes inscribed for basketball see, groping her vertical backstroke a little awkward opposite any boy heels might make her an inch taller than, a Sharon, Linda or Michele, seventeen and what is known as a hip one, whose velveted eyes ultimately, statistically would meet Mucho's and respond, and the thing would develop then groovy as it could when you found you couldn't get statutory rape really out of the back of your law-abiding head.†   (source)
  • Over this scene, however, lay an abidingly somber cloud, a presence oppressive and stifling which polluted the very wellsprings of her childhood and youth.†   (source)
  • That instruments capable of such feats existed had at first caused considerable panic among quite law-abiding people.†   (source)
  • They were confident their plans would succeed, and had nothing but contempt for the law and for the law-abiding citizen.†   (source)
  • MR. BENTON: As a law-abiding and generous man, I give him the benefit of the law whether he claims it or not.†   (source)
  • And by the sacred Bill of Rights, you'll have the protection from the murderer that any honest law-abiding citizen deserves.†   (source)
  • The one he could abide; he hated dragging God into it.   (source)
  • "Oh, but I don't abide by your time frame, giant," Reyna said.   (source)
    abide = live (follow, or comply with)
  • So much comes into my head at night when I'm alone, or during the day when I'm obliged to put up with people I can't abide or who invariably misinterpret my intentions.   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • I mean, here I am, a law-abiding citizen, never took nothing that didn't belong to me my whole life, and now I'm stuck with this.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • He never declared which of these times we were to abide by, however-which was curious, considering how much he'd talked about the importance of designating a hard deadline and sticking to it no matter what.   (source)
    abide = live (comply with)
  • Sometimes they would drive all the way to Windsor, and stop at roadhouses that featured cocktails and ferocious piano-playing and raffish dancing — roadhouses frequented by gangsters involved in the rum-running, who would come up from Chicago and Detroit to make their deals with the law-abiding distillers on the Canadian side.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • Further complicating matters, the prelate was deaf in his left ear, partial to Latin epigrams, and prone to stare at décolletage whenever he drank a glass of wine; while the Duchess Obolensky, who was particularly caustic in summer, frowned upon pithy sayings and could not abide discussions of the arts.   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • Even here in another world he would abide by the codes of Wonderland's Millinery, which stated that combat skills were not to be used on a person until he was a proven enemy, and even then only to the extent that they were necessary.   (source)
    abide = live (follow)
  • We can only applaud Captain Chase's efforts, a man who holds to his word, unlike the strikebreaking and lockout tactics in centres such as Winnipeg and Montreal, which has kept Port Ticonderoga a law-abiding town and clear of the scenes of Union riots, brutal violence and Communist-inspired bloodshed which have marred other cities with considerable destruction of property and injury as well as loss of life.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • When hostilities ceased, they ran amok on the streets of Wonderland's capital city, looting and pillaging Wondertropolis until Queen Genevieve had them rounded up and shipped off to the Crystal Mines-a spiderweb-like network of tunnels carved in a far-off mountainside, where those unwilling to abide by the laws of decent society lived in windowless dormitories and labored to excavate crystal from the unforgiving mountain.   (source)
    abide = live (obey)
  • Alyss might not care about such stuff, but Sir Justice had explained the situation to his son and Dodge understood that part of being a successful guardsman meant abiding by what was considered proper, by not allowing his affections for anybody--especially Alyss--to compromise his duty.   (source)
    abiding = living (putting up with)
  • She wished she had paid more attention to them, but only one glance down a column of print was enough to tell her a familiar story: same people who were the Invisible Empire, who hated Catholics; ignorant, fear-ridden, red-faced, boorish, law-abiding, one hundred per cent red-blooded Anglo-Saxons, her fellow Americans—trash.   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • I cannot abide unresolved conflict!   (source)
    abide = tolerate
  • "I can't abide the thought of that Witch fiddling with it," said Mrs Beaver, "and breaking it or stealing it, as likely as not."   (source)
  • Murder and I've always been such a law-abiding man!   (source)
    law-abiding = law-obeying
  • Would you rather I were a law-abiding citizen, Mr. Rearden?†   (source)
  • I propose we do the wise thing, the law-abiding thing.†   (source)
  • We're law-abiding, so clear the street of the debris.†   (source)
  • So you're law-abiding too," I called only to become aware that it was someone else.†   (source)
  • Look at them but remember that we're a wise, law-abiding group of people.†   (source)
  • He says he'll shoot us down because we're a law-abiding people.†   (source)
  • We're a law-abiding people and a slow-to-anger people ....†   (source)
  • He kept glancing down at the map, wondering ...It just didn't seem in character, somehow, for correct, law-abiding Mr. Crouch to be sneaking around somebody else's office this late at night.... And then, halfway down the staircase, not thinking about what he was doing, not concentrating on anything but the peculiar behavior of Mr. Crouch, Harry's leg suddenly sank right through the trick step Neville always forgot to jump.†   (source)
  • I'm a law-abiding citizen!†   (source)
  • His calling card is the book More Guns, Less Crime, in which he argues that violent crime has decreased in areas where law-abiding citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons.†   (source)
  • And we're wise, and law-abiding.†   (source)
  • "That wise man," I said, "you read about him, who when that fugitive escaped from the mob and ran to his school for protection, that wise man who was strong enough to do the legal thing, the law-abiding thing, to turn him over to the forces of law and order ...."†   (source)
  • Eighty-seven and look at all he's accumulated in eighty-seven years, strewn in the snow like chicken guts, and we're a law-abiding, slow-to-anger bunch of folks turning the other cheek every day in the week.†   (source)
  • I know she's somebody's mother because I saw an old breast pump fall into the snow, and she's somebody's grandmother, because I saw a card that read 'Dear Grandma' ....But we're law-abiding ....I looked into a basket and I saw some bones, not neckbones, but rib bones, knocking bones ....This old couple used to dance ....I saw-What kind of work do you do, Father?†   (source)
  • We're law-abiding.†   (source)
  • We're law-abiding.†   (source)
  • He was the law-abiding element: he wouldn't recognize criminals.†   (source)
  • "And now," said the stranger, smiling and showing his teeth, "I shall call upon you, as a law-abiding citizen, to assist me in taking possession of my property."†   (source)
  • I represent the families of Mary Dalton and Bessie Mears and a hundred million law-abiding men and women of this nation who are laboring in duty or industry.†   (source)
  • Which do we prefer, a law-abiding, industrious and purposeful native people, or a lawless, idle and purposeless people?†   (source)
  • All law-abiding black men feared them.†   (source)
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abide as in:  abide in the forest

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  • The song is called "Abide With Me."
    abide = live
  • "Abide with Me" was sung, then "Last Post" was played, a little shakily, by a bugler from the Scouts band, followed by two minutes of silence and a rifle volley fired by the Militia.   (source)
  • If my father limited his handyman skills to his own humble abode, that would be fine.   (source)
    abode = home
  • May each drop of it be a weapon and a shield against the presence of all evil and may it be a cleansing and blessing of this humble abode.   (source)
    abode = a place where one lives
  • The pass allowed a reduction in her fare only, and even that had to be approved, so we were made to abide in a kind of limbo until white people we would never see, in offices we would never visit, signed and stamped and mailed the pass back to Momma.   (source)
    abide = live (figuratively)
  • Her hands went straying around the keyboard, found "Abide With Me," and played a few lines, real quiet.   (source)
    abide = live
  • And we ask only that his soul enter the Kingdom Hall, there to abide forever.   (source)
  • the earth abode of stones   (source)
    abode = a place where one lives
  • Busy Bee had hinted delicately that it was to be an abode for Royalty?   (source)
    abode = home
  • And women there are who become sad when the word goes over the fire of how the Evil Spirit came to select that valley for an abiding-place.   (source)
    abiding = living
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  • The said dragon abides there,   (source)
    abides = lives
  • The new abode of the two friends was with a pious widow, of good social rank, who dwelt in a house covering pretty nearly the site on which the venerable structure of King's Chapel has since been built.   (source)
    abode = home (Abode is the past-tense of abide. In addition to meaning to have lived in a place, it can refer to a home.)
  • Beaufort had taken effectual measures to conceal himself, and it was ten months before my father discovered his abode.   (source)
    abode = home
  • I too was given the Freedom of the Graveyard, although in my case it comes with nothing but the right of abode.†   (source)
  • I preferred to think that the rooms we searched were more haphazard and less revealing than Owen imagined—after all, they were supposed to be the monastic cells of transient scholars; they were something between a nest and a hotel room, they were not natural abodes, and what we found there was a random disorder and a depressing sameness.†   (source)
  • If you can wash your hands and change your attire, you may join me at my humble abode.†   (source)
  • She urged Harold and Judith Allison to close their "abode of wickedness" and do likewise.†   (source)
  • "Welcome to my humble abode," he says.†   (source)
  • It could have been a modest abode in almost any age—ancient Athens, medieval France, the farmlands of Iowa.†   (source)
  • If you think it's proper, I could escort Signorina Rossetti back to her abode.†   (source)
  • We become an odd little family, the boy—real name Hans, I learn, called Dutchy on the street—and Carmine and I in our three-seat abode.†   (source)
  • It was a beautiful sight to behold, the struggle of the carp to regain his abode before the river dried to a trickle and trapped him in strange pools of water.†   (source)
  • She never spoke of him again, nor did she offer any explanation for her flight from the conjugal abode.†   (source)
  • Then what is heaven, according to the Church, if it isn't the abode of God and the angels and the souls of those who are saved?†   (source)
  • "Well, you are welcome to accompany me to my abode," he said.†   (source)
  • The next morning I surveyed my new abode and discovered a swimming pool in the backyard, and two smaller bedrooms.†   (source)
  • The Knurlcarathn were the stoneworkers' clan and, in men and material goods, they had no equal, for every other clan depended upon their expertise for the tunneling and the building of their abodes, and even the Ingeitum needed them to mine the ore for their smiths.†   (source)
  • Still she must have believed, even with all her imperfections, that God loved her and forgiveness awaited her in His abode, if not on earth.†   (source)
  • Trey and I decide our abode is no longer a safe place to stay.†   (source)
  • Looks like it's propped up outta the weeds-my misspent youth's humble abode.†   (source)
  • They were obviously no longer safe in their little mountain abode.†   (source)
  • She had rather associated it with the abode of the blest.†   (source)
  • When set against the Manse's many exotic, often magnificent bedrooms, it was a conspicuously humble abode, but Max found it cozy.†   (source)
  • And on a time evil things came forth, and they took Minas Ithil and abode in it, and they made it into a place of dread; and it is called Minas Morgul, the Tower of Sorcery.†   (source)
  • The room felt like the kind of abode for an elderly lady who'd lost count of her cats.†   (source)
  • Palus led them down several rows of homes to a cottage as brilliant green as its surrounding lawn, then up the walk and past a solid green door into his domed abode.†   (source)
  • The Adamses were to proceed to a reception in their honor at his Beacon Hill home, where he hoped they would "tarry till you have fixed upon your place of abode."†   (source)
  • After Mom and I had been out racing with the waves and tide for a couple of hours, we picked up a couple of hamburgers and went back to our fairytale-like, humble little abode.†   (source)
  • You'll soon learn that my chief abode these last years was Wetw ang, not Westminster.†   (source)
  • This same dawn I heard him twitter in the gods' abode.†   (source)
  • Phaedrus wrote a letter from India about a pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailas, the source of the Ganges and the abode of Shiva, high in the Himalayas, in the company of a holy man and his adherents.†   (source)
  • But still Jonathan's ashes were never to be taken to the abode of the Silent Brothers.†   (source)
  • Then, hoping he had disarmed their suspicions, he proceeded to the north wall and down the short flight of steps to the eunuch's meager abode.†   (source)
  • He spent the rest of his life fidgeting with it, altering it, adding closets, resetting flagstones, as if he hoped that achieving the perfect abode would finally open the hearts of those neighbors who never acknowledged him.†   (source)
  • He cleared his palate with black coffee and then munched delicately on the whisky while his eye swept my abode.†   (source)
  • Later she recalled the dialogue—his part of it, at any rate—as he made contact with his St. Albans abode.†   (source)
  • George quickly came back to normal as they investigated the wonders of Rupert's new abode.†   (source)
  • A fitting abode, I suppose, for those who call themselves gods.†   (source)
  • All tales and answers, which the two young ascetics had received in their search for Gotama's abode, had pointed them towards this area.†   (source)
  • Pray to the Mother of God, who is the abode of light and the book of the living word.†   (source)
  • But behind his head, in that tall shadow which his eyes could never reach, who could dare dream what abode its moment?†   (source)
  • It was the abode of noise, disorder, and impropriety.   (source)
  • I would rather abide by my own blunders than by his.   (source)
    abide = live
  • Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode!   (source)
    abode = a place where one lives
  • But you will, I hope, soon quit this melancholy abode, for doubtless evidence can easily be brought to free you from the criminal charge.   (source)
    abode = home (a place to live)
  • Men bolder than these had overthrown and rearranged—not actually, but within the sphere of theory, which was their most real abode—the whole system of ancient prejudice, wherewith was linked much of ancient principle.   (source)
    abode = place where one lives (figuratively; i.e., where they spend their time)
  • She continued with her foster parents and bloomed in their rude abode, fairer than a garden rose among dark-leaved brambles.   (source)
    abode = home
  • A residence of eight or nine years in the abode of wealth and plenty had a little disordered her powers of comparing and judging.   (source)
  • A large number—and many of these were persons of such sober sense and practical observation that their opinions would have been valuable in other matters—affirmed that Roger Chillingworth's aspect had undergone a remarkable change while he had dwelt in town, and especially since his abode with Mr. Dimmesdale.   (source)
    abode = living (in a home)
  • My good townspeople will not much regret me, for—though it has been as dear an object as any, in my literary efforts, to be of some importance in their eyes, and to win myself a pleasant memory in this abode and burial-place of so many of my forefathers—there has never been, for me, the genial atmosphere which a literary man requires in order to ripen the best harvest of his mind.   (source)
    abode = home
  • One day, when my father had gone by himself to Milan, my mother, accompanied by me, visited this abode.   (source)
  • …and derived the immediate advantage of fancying herself obliged to leave her own house, where she had been living a month at her own cost, and take up her abode in theirs, that every hour might be spent in their service, she was, in fact, exceedingly delighted with the project.   (source)
    abode = home (a place to live)
  • Such were my reflections during the first two or three days of my residence at Ingolstadt, which were chiefly spent in becoming acquainted with the localities and the principal residents in my new abode.   (source)
  • If tenderness could be ever supposed wanting, good sense and good breeding supplied its place; and as to the little irritations sometimes introduced by aunt Norris, they were short, they were trifling, they were as a drop of water to the ocean, compared with the ceaseless tumult of her present abode.   (source)
    abode = home
  • My father calmed me with assurances of their welfare and endeavoured, by dwelling on these subjects so interesting to my heart, to raise my desponding spirits; but he soon felt that a prison cannot be the abode of cheerfulness.   (source)
  • Equally formed for domestic life, and attached to country pleasures, their home was the home of affection and comfort; and to complete the picture of good, the acquisition of Mansfield living, by the death of Dr. Grant, occurred just after they had been married long enough to begin to want an increase of income, and feel their distance from the paternal abode an inconvenience.   (source)
  • To anything like a permanence of abode, or limitation of society, Henry Crawford had, unluckily, a great dislike: he could not accommodate his sister in an article of such importance; but he escorted her, with the utmost kindness, into Northamptonshire, and as readily engaged to fetch her away again, at half an hour's notice, whenever she were weary of the place.   (source)
    abode = a place where one lives
  • I am lying here with someone whose own abode.†   (source)
  • The claims of one whose foot is on the threshold of their abode surpasses even the claims of blood.†   (source)
  • We have only recently come to this city, having suffered — having undergone some financial difficulties in our previous abode.†   (source)
  • Should you nonetheless decide to examine Grace Marks at her current place of abode, be pleased to consider yourself amply warned.†   (source)
  • Bella had never heard Signor Carlotti call her a signorina; she'd never heard him use words like "escort" and "abode."†   (source)
  • In what far-off time the main tunnel and the great round pit had been made, where Shelob had taken up her abode in ages past.†   (source)
  • Welcome to my abode.†   (source)
  • The tottering sand-house (the wind had crusted the wood with grit until it looked like a sand castle that the sun had beat upon at low tide and hardened to a temporary abode) cast a thin line of shadow, and someone sat in the shadow, leaning against the building.†   (source)
  • They discovered a way to transmit mental energy from the big house on the corner to the other extreme of the city, where the Moras lived in an old mill they had converted into their singular abode, and also in the opposite direction, which enabled them to give each other moral support in difficult moments of their daily lives.†   (source)
  • Rumor had it that in fact, the prison did have a pair of death row cells—not too far from my own humble abode in the Secure Housing Unit on I-tier.†   (source)
  • The charm which has always made this house to me an abode of enchantment is dissolved; and yet my attachment to it, and to the whole region around, is stronger than I ever felt it before.†   (source)
  • All Hobbits had originally lived in holes in the ground, or so they believed, and in such dwellings they still felt most at home; but in the course of time they had been obliged to adopt other forms of abode.†   (source)
  • You never would've made it to this lovely abode if it hadn't been for us snatching you out of trouble every day How about a hug and we make up?†   (source)
  • PRAISE-SINGER And yet this fear will not depart from me The darkness of this new abode is deep Will your human eyes suffice?†   (source)
  • If our folk had been exiled long and far from Lothlorien, who of the Galadhrim, even Celeborn the Wise, would pass nigh and would not wish to look upon their ancient home, though it had become an abode of dragons?†   (source)
  • I began to follow the moon to the abode of the gods ....servant of the white king, that was when you entered my chosen place of departure on feet of desecration.†   (source)
  • They seemed to be carved out of huge blocks of stone, immovable, and yet they were aware: some dreadful spirit of evil vigilance abode in them.†   (source)
  • so fast I resume the skull fading fading fading and concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown in spite of the tennis on on the beard the flames the tears the stones so blue so calm alas alas on on the skull the skull the skull the skull in Connemara in spite of the tennis the labors abandoned left unfinished graver still abode of stones in a word I resume alas alas abandoned unfinished the skull the skull in Connemara in spite of the tennis the skullalas the stones Cunard (mêlée, final vociferations) tennis ....the stones ....so calm ....Cunard ....unfinished ....POZZO: His hat!†   (source)
  • He was half as old as the Celestial City itself, and not more than ten of the gods remembered the founding of that abode.†   (source)
  • Nonetheless, such is the enduring power of prejudice and preconception that I idly foresaw an abode—as I say—of dim, even funereal oppressiveness.†   (source)
  • Seeing that the hostel was a peaceable abode, however, and that none of the other guests or visitors bore arms, they put aside their weapons and seated themselves near the head of the table, beside the prince.†   (source)
  • I thought of the farm itself, which I had not seen outside of my father's snapshots, tried to visualize it as the abode of a prominent literary figure.†   (source)
  • inthe plains in the mountains by the seas by the rivers running water running fire the air is the same and then the earth namely the air and then the earth in the great cold the great dark the air and the earth abode of stones in the great cold alas alas in the year of their Lord six hundred and something the air the earth the sea the earth abode of stones in the great deeps the great cold on sea on land and in the air I resume for reasons unknown in spite of the tennis the facts are there but time will tell I resume alas alas on on in short in fine on on abode of stones who can doubt it I resume but not so fast I resume the skull fading fading fading and concurrently simultaneously wha†   (source)
  • With his letter my father had enclosed several Kodachrome snapshots of the farm; surrounded and shaded by lofty beech trees, the sprawling old mid-nineteenth-century farmhouse looked as if it needed—aside from a coat of paint—hardly anything to make it the comfortable abode of one who might slide easily into that great Southern tradition of writer-farmers.†   (source)
  • Even the most devout generally made a detour rather than pass between the two shrines; and after dark their section of the courtyard was always the abode of silence and stillness, being untroubled by late worshipers.†   (source)
  • In this enviable abode (and envied it really was by many people), Mrs Sparkler had intended to proceed at once to the demolition of the Bosom, when active hostilities had been suspended by the arrival of the Courier with his tidings of death.†   (source)
  • That woman being out of the way, I don't know that I greatly object to Mr Merdle's proposal to Pa that Edmund and I should take up our abode in that house—you know—where you once went with a dancer, my dear, until our own house can be chosen and fitted up.†   (source)
  • If I had, I might have wished to be now empowered to mention to another gentleman, a gentleman of military exterior at present waiting in the Lodge, that my client had never intended to remain here, and was on the eve of removal to a superior abode.†   (source)
  • When his youngest child was eight years old, his wife, who had long been languishing away—of her own inherent weakness, not that she retained any greater sensitiveness as to her place of abode than he did—went upon a visit to a poor friend and old nurse in the country, and died there.†   (source)
  • 'When I forced him to give her up to me, by her name and place of abode,' she went on in her torrent of indignation and defence; 'when I accused her, and she fell hiding her face at my feet, was it my injury that I asserted, were they my reproaches that I poured upon her?†   (source)
  • A fine residence had been taken for them on the Corso, and there they took up their abode, in a city where everything seemed to be trying to stand still for ever on the ruins of something else—except the water, which, following eternal laws, tumbled and rolled from its glorious multitude of fountains.†   (source)
  • And Mr Chivery junior went his way, having spontaneously composed on the spot an entirely new epitaph for himself, to the effect that Here lay the body of John Chivery, Who, Having at such a date, Beheld the idol of his life, In grief and tears, And feeling unable to bear the harrowing spectacle, Immediately repaired to the abode of his inconsolable parents, And terminated his existence by his own rash act.†   (source)
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abide as in:  an abiding desire to

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  • Our love is deep and abiding.
    abiding = long-lasting
  • Roman, thirty-two, inquisitive and outspoken, has a doctorate in biology from Stanford and an abiding distrust of conventional wisdom.   (source)
    abiding = enduring (always present)
  • An abiding interest in animals led him to the zoo business.   (source)
    abiding = long-lasting
  • All my campaign of self-sabotage had earned me was an unwinnable feud with Shelley and the deep and abiding resentment of my coworkers—who, let's face it, were going to resent me anyway, because no matter how many displays I knocked over or customers I short-changed, one day I was going to inherit a sizable chunk of the company, and they were not.   (source)
    abiding = enduring (always present)
  • You couldn't understand Klotz's behavior without taking into account his nationality, that his predicament that day was uniquely the predicament of someone who had a deep and abiding respect for authority.   (source)
  • A year later, the shock has worn off, but a sense of failure and shame persists, deep and abiding.   (source)
  • Surely you know that the Church of the Final Atonement has a deep and abiding interest in the world of Hyperion.   (source)
    abiding = enduring (long-lasting)
  • And now I repeat the words of the Apostle Paul, and 'now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.'   (source)
    abideth = endures
  • Uncle Jack was one of the abiding pleasures of Maycomb.   (source)
    abiding = enduring
  • It was an education she gladly shared with me, and though I had no abiding interest in interior or exterior design, her enthusiasm was catching.   (source)
    abiding = long-lasting
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  • The aim of the Low, when they have an aim — for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives — is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.   (source)
    abiding = enduring (always true)
  • …we feel the need to lean on something that abides, something that will never play us false–a reality, an absolute and everlasting truth.   (source)
    abides = endures (continues to exist)
  • Ashima remembers their apartment with abiding horror—just beyond the ceiling yet so different from her own, piles everywhere, piles of books and papers, piles of dirty plates on the kitchen counter, ashtrays the size of serving platters heaped with crushed-out cigarettes.   (source)
    abiding = enduring
  • The devastation was great during the Bad Times-and these came more often in precisely plotted spasms, shorter remissions, more terrible consequences after each attack-but the Earth abided and repaired itself as best it could.   (source)
    abided = endured (survived)
  • 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.   (source)
    abiding = remaining or enduring
  • I would no longer in the bed abide,   (source)
    abide = remain
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  • If you do not abide by this, you will be beaten.†   (source)
  • I can't abide them.†   (source)
  • He spoke as though he wanted to leave nobody in any doubt that all his ancestors had abided strictly by the law.†   (source)
  • Anyway, much more important: I simply can't abide the replacement of Chrissy with Cindy.†   (source)
  • Can't abide the idea of violence.†   (source)
  • His voice was empathetic and fatherly, and Mae knew she would abide by whatever he said.†   (source)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Meany didn't make any rules for Owen, at all; Owen was content to abide by the rules Dan and Grandmother made for me.†   (source)
  • I cannot abide the wailing of women.†   (source)
  • For fifty minutes a day, five days a week, you abide by my rules.†   (source)
  • I can't abide anything that swims, I'm afraid.†   (source)
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  • While you reside in the Commonwealth, you will abide by our laws.†   (source)
  • This is one rule I think I will make an effort to abide.†   (source)
  • There had been the day when I'd returned from school to find the upstairs thick with smoke and firemen trooping around the hall outside my bedroom —"mice," said Hobie, looking wild-eyed and pale, roaming the house in his workman's smock and his safety goggles atop his head like a mad scientist, "I can't abide glue traps, they're cruel, and I've put off having an exterminator in but good Lord, this is outrageous, I can't have them chewing through the electrical wires, if not for the alarm the place could have gone up like that, here" —(to the fireman) "is it all right if I bring him over here?" sidestepping equipment, "you have to see this...." standin†   (source)
  • Demosthenes wasn't wrong to suspect that the Warsaw Pact was not abiding by the terms of the League.†   (source)
  • fruits of science, the smokestacks, the canneries, the arsenals at Hartford, the Minnesota forests, the machine shops, the vast fields of corn and wheat-they carried like freight trains; they carried it on their backs and shoulders-and for all the ambiguities of Vietnam, all the mysteries and unknowns, there was at least the single abiding certainty that they would never be at a loss for things to carry.†   (source)
  • You must abide by my wishes.†   (source)
  • It's nonsense, but we abide by it anyway to keep him calm.†   (source)
  • I was raised to abide by traffic laws.†   (source)
  • "You are welcome to stay here if and only if you can abide by our rules," she says.†   (source)
  • She thought she could abide this place for a season with no great difficulty.†   (source)
  • Already I was abiding by my father's rules, by Mr. Grey's rules.†   (source)
  • I can't abide being patronized.†   (source)
  • Regardless, Jones and his colleagues wrote, the new diagnosis was "but a footnote to the abiding genius of George Gey.†   (source)
  • They have to sign them and abide by them.†   (source)
  • Or maybe more accurately, he's become the child he never was allowed to be; abiding in simple trust and wonder.†   (source)
  • Intergenerational tensions, responsibilities, and misdeeds are some of Ibsen's abiding themes, so it's not surprising that such an ailment would resonate with him.†   (source)
  • But with this heat and the flies, you just know the wounds will be maggoty by morning, and if there's one thing I can't abide, it's the sight of maggots in living flesh.†   (source)
  • Everything is in constant flux and movement, nothing is abiding.†   (source)
  • But thinking about such matters makes me drowsy, and the minister had a droning voice; and I was on the verge of nodding off, when we were all on our feet singing Abide With Me, or so I recall; which was not very well sung by the congregation, but at least it was music, which is always a consolation.†   (source)
  • That was about as long as he could abide one place.†   (source)
  • And this was true in a way, Saeed's mother was not gone for Saeed's father, not entirely, and it would have been difficult for Saeed's father to leave the place where he had spent a life with her, difficult not to be able to visit her grave each day, and he did not wish to do this, he preferred to abide, in a sense, in the past, for the past offered more to him.†   (source)
  • He could not abide losing or backing down.†   (source)
  • Stuart Robinson talks Nathaniel into signing a contract saying he will abide by the rules, respect other clients and earn his keep by offering the wisdom of experience to newcomers.†   (source)
  • I could not abide that thought.†   (source)
  • If he had any doubts that they would abide by her rules, he wouldn't let them try out.†   (source)
  • I will not abide it!†   (source)
  • I detest Isabella and can't abide Alexander.†   (source)
  • Do you agree to abide by that?†   (source)
  • Yet, many facts open the way to this Duke: his abiding love for his Bene Gesserit lady; the dreams he held for his son; the devotion with which men served him.†   (source)
  • Because I loved my husband very much, I tried to abide by the new ideas: no curses, no bad luck, no good luck, either.†   (source)
  • They have this abiding notion that war is fun.†   (source)
  • And now, I stand before you, Mr. President — Commander-in-Chief of the army that freed me, and tens of thousands of others — and I am filled with a profound and abiding gratitude to the American people.†   (source)
  • "I will abide," he muttered.†   (source)
  • Although he knew her battle tactics by heart, this time he could not abide them.†   (source)
  • Because improv is an art form governed by a series of rules, and they want to make sure that when they're up onstage, everyone abides by those rules.†   (source)
  • "I just won't abide this yelling in my house, Homer, John," she said.†   (source)
  • You may be amazed that such an obvious shortcoming to a staff plan should have continued to escape my notice, but then you will agree that such is often the way with matters one has given abiding thought to over a period of time; one is not struck by the truth until prompted quite accidentally by some external event.†   (source)
  • Workers who abide by these unwritten rules are treated respectfully; those who disobey are likely to be punished and made an example.†   (source)
  • Reverend Harris ran Clarkebury with an iron hand and an abiding sense of fairness.†   (source)
  • Her parents stood by her, but they built a separate hut for her because even they couldn't abide her odor.†   (source)
  • In truth, I would never even think to attempt to sway you to my beliefs, even though I have a deep and abiding commitment to my Goddess.†   (source)
  • He, Rufus Buckley, former district attorney and symbol of the highest standards of law abidance, morality, and ethical conduct, was being hauled away like a common criminal.†   (source)
  • One that my brain—my rule-loving, rule-abiding brain—conveniently blocked last night.†   (source)
  • But Perry, with his sharp and scratchy intuitions, had hit upon Dick's one abiding doubt.†   (source)
  • Since the plastic ware incident I'd been doing all I could to be the very opposite of domestic, but I couldn't abide a pink boyfriend.†   (source)
  • But not every man believes in an abiding power for good.†   (source)
  • Can't abide 'em no way—too sad—it being a baby and all.†   (source)
  • There's certain things my vanity won't abide.†   (source)
  • They abide by the Law.†   (source)
  • Cedric assumes it falls under the bathroom exception, though Rob didn't abide by subprovisions about notification.†   (source)
  • He considered this method flawless and propagated it among his friends: The important thing is to abide by the rule of threes.†   (source)
  • "Are we using names," he said, "or shall we abide by strict rules of anonymity?"†   (source)
  • They were filled with wonder and adventure, but something deeper ran through them, as well—a sense of abiding gratitude.†   (source)
  • As with all the mills in its district, the suggestion was dangerously apt of a penitentiary, with its high wooden barrier, around all the building, the only free approach from the world to its corridors through the seemly, humanized office, where abided the heads, the bosses, the free men, who came and went at will.†   (source)
  • I don't abide mistakes.†   (source)
  • "You are Iranian," she repeated, "and you have to abide by Iranian law."†   (source)
  • If you live at Rowan, you must abide by our rules.†   (source)
  • Liberation theologians had a similar answer: "You want to see where Christ crucified abides today?†   (source)
  • He had an abiding dislike of disorder and cared intensely about every detail—wallpaper, paint color, ceiling ornaments—and insisted on perfection.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 'I can't abide fog,' said Sam; 'but this seems to be a lucky one.†   (source)
  • And Vasil abided by a strict Old World value system.†   (source)
  • I believe your man wishes us to sing the Doxology down the line with nothing less than the Church of England, yet he reverses himself—reverses himself—and wants to throw out ...Abide with Me?†   (source)
  • "Because," John cut in, spitting flecks of blood as he spoke, "even the king has to abide by the rules—and using evil to fight evil was not the way of the Silver Throne."†   (source)
  • And I would hope that any client of mine, whom I represent in public, would abide by both of those principles.†   (source)
  • These I could abide to be among.†   (source)
  • We felt we had to abide by that; we've done it before.†   (source)
  • The police had released him from custody two days earlier with strict orders not to move from the motel, and it looked like he'd abided by their terms.†   (source)
  • "Rabbi Halafta son of Dosa teaches us, 'When ten people sit together and occupy themselves with the Torah, the Presence of God abides among them, as it is said, "God standeth in the congregation of the godly."†   (source)
  • You know damn well they do one or the other and you can't abide it.†   (source)
  • Everything she did had to be calculated for its effect, and she had meant to think carefully before she chose a suitable punishment for Eugenides, something that would provide an example for unruly members of her aristocracy as well as satisfy her deep and abiding hatred of the queen of Eddis and her Thief.†   (source)
  • If so, which law should I abide by?†   (source)
  • Nobody had to abide by results of a talk-talk.†   (source)
  • I'm willing to abide by her advice on this.†   (source)
  • I could not abide such an arrangement, but it suits them.†   (source)
  • Although I had seen hours of him on videotape, there was something that I still couldn't abide in his speech.†   (source)
  • I cannot abide numbers.†   (source)
  • In the discovered truths of your experience, what abides?†   (source)
  • Rest with that, abide with that.†   (source)
  • And she could not abide having grandchildren hold her hands when she took them for walks.†   (source)
  • I can't abide that woman.†   (source)
  • ln the North, men who had been indifferent to slavery, men who had been openly hostile toward the Abolitionists, men who hated Garrison and his newspaper, The Liberator, with a deep and abiding hatred, were stirred to anger.†   (source)
  • In a word, I would submit that what keeps you in Berlin is love—love both profound and abiding.†   (source)
  • Right along with the energetic practice of optimism, and deeper than this, was an abiding awareness of mortality itself—most of all the mortality of a parent.†   (source)
  • My purity was an inwardly abiding Golgotha.†   (source)
  • Choose, and abide by your choice-and your word.†   (source)
  • The fish abided by these rules.†   (source)
  • ALICE (Still with her back to them, her voice strained) He can't abide a fool, that's all!†   (source)
  • Perlhaps I am a throwback to some earlier, less law abiding era.†   (source)
  • To her surprise, Winslow followed with the next verse, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever."†   (source)
  • Mary lay watching the ceiling: Who may abide it, she whispered.†   (source)
  • They concern everyone who has ever complained about corruption in high places, and everyone who has ever insisted that his representative abide by his wishes.†   (source)
  • I abided by this wish, of course, though I did not see the point of my presence.†   (source)
  • All new wizards must accept that, in entering our world, they abide by our laws.†   (source)
  • You really shouldn't be, not if they abide by their own laws, there's no case against you.†   (source)
  • And he causes me pain, which I will not abide!'†   (source)
  • The women carried themselves proudly, but they seemed to conceal a deep-abiding weariness.†   (source)
  • But it was out now, and I would have to abide by its new rules.†   (source)
  • But frequently it goes against people's deepest convictions to abide by such conventions.†   (source)
  • I'm stuck in ignorance now I think you can abide a while with a little piece of it yourself.†   (source)
  • If there is one thing I will not abide, it is the folly of a willful pride.†   (source)
  • The feather cannot abide the smallest lie.†   (source)
  • She would abide by this commandment from her father herself, and make him do it too.†   (source)
  • The Council made this rule and now you must abide by it.†   (source)
  • Clary looked at him in surprise; Alec was normally the most rule-abiding of them all.†   (source)
  • Anyone who can't abide by this agreement will have to get out.†   (source)
  • I swear on the River Styx to abide by the terms, just as you have described them.†   (source)
  • The castle and the town belong to Lady Dustin, and she cannot abide you.†   (source)
  • Okay, court has been accepted and all are bound to abide by my verdict.†   (source)
  • Let no one underrate our energies, our potentialities, and our abiding power for good.†   (source)
  • It's singing he can't abide, since Marillion killed his mother.†   (source)
  • Tyrion nodded, waiting, knowing Littlefinger could never abide a long silence.†   (source)
  • He couldn't abide the thought of any more ghosts.†   (source)
  • "Those of us who make the rules have the greatest obligation to abide by them," he had said to him.†   (source)
  • I had to find some sort of intermediate solution by which they could abide.†   (source)
  • "I will abide by the test," he said simply.†   (source)
  • We'll make sure to abide by that in the future, Mr. Barkalow.†   (source)
  • Crisp professionalism replaced dictatorial fury as the abiding mood of their universe.†   (source)
  • I have given you my orders, and I expect you to abide by them.†   (source)
  • If I cut off her teats and feed them to my girls, will she abide me then?†   (source)
  • I'm calling a tribunal, Wanderer, and you are going to abide by our decision.†   (source)
  • They'd set rules, and for each of them the need to abide by them was paramount.†   (source)
  • Shared responsibility—an abiding sense of the unit—is essential to survival in combat.†   (source)
  • Both must then abide by the decision of the arbitrator who is, of course, an Iranian man.†   (source)
  • However, you must be patient and abide awhile longer.†   (source)
  • You would not abide by a law that the majority felt was necessary?†   (source)
  • This Nightfort is the place my husband has chosen for our seat, and there we shall abide.†   (source)
  • Has the Crow's Eye agreed to attend this holy farce and abide by its decision?†   (source)
  • "But we must all abide by the trial," Narciso said.†   (source)
  • Will she abide me if I strip off her skin to make myself a pair of boots?†   (source)
  • "I don't belong to your race, and I won't abide by your customs," said Roran.†   (source)
  • Few will stand and abide even the rumour of his coming.†   (source)
  • No, Mr. Conroy, we must abide by the rules of the state.†   (source)
  • In this place will I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world.†   (source)
  • It was a love as pure and as abiding as his detestation of Bolshevism.†   (source)
  • She entered into Keenset and abides there in her Temple.†   (source)
  • It was a deep, abiding anger, with a desire to strike back hard.†   (source)
  • In the end, though, Zeitoun could laugh this kind of thing off, but the one thing he could not abide was a client raising their voice to Kathy.†   (source)
  • It could be spoiled, he knew that but in spite of the reputed fragility of the creative act, it had always been the single toughest thing, the most abiding thing, in his life , nothing had ever been able to pollute that crazy well of dreams: no drink, no drug, no pain.†   (source)
  • How can you abide this infamy?†   (source)
  • The warmth reminded her of Riverrun, of days in the sun with Lysa and Edmure, but Ned could never abide the heat.†   (source)
  • You desire to abide in the praises of your people, so I lift my hand, and I lift my heart, and I offer up this praise unto ya, Lord.†   (source)
  • I urge you, therefore, to abide by any security restrictions that you teachers might impose upon you, however irksome you might find them — in particular, the rule that you are not to be out of after hours.†   (source)
  • Something in the heart of most human beings simply cannot abide pain inflicted on the innocent, especially children.†   (source)
  • SodidSusanexcusemeyourgrandmothermentionyourmomandlwerepalsthatis ...untilshe gotmarriedexcusemelnever ...could abide thatmanIalwaysthoughthewascrazyand ...scary isitokaytosaythatyou ...won'tbeoffended?†   (source)
  • All I can do, all any of us can do, in the time we are granted, is to go on abiding by the laws He has set for us.†   (source)
  • Too many sick children for people to abide an owl hanging around and looking at them with his eyes still hungry.†   (source)
  • I have abided my time and kept my eyes open, while in the meantime telling him off good in the bathroom mirror whenever I'm all alone and he's not there, just like I used to do to Father.†   (source)
  • There was a coffin in that other room, a bed for Madeleine, to which Claudia retreated to leave me alone with what I could not abide.†   (source)
  • Viserys could not abide the taste of the fermented mare's milk the Dothraki drank, she knew that, and he was oft at the bazaars these days, drinking with the traders who came in the great caravans from east and west.†   (source)
  • Sometimes it is said that 'this law has been passed by the Senate, therefore all citizens in this country ought to abide by it.'†   (source)
  • He abides by every rule, delights in making his own whenever it can inconvenience someone, and at the same time believes that he's doing good.†   (source)
  • There was a coffin in that other room, a bed for Madeleine, to which Claudia retreated to leave me alone with what I could not abide.†   (source)
  • Uselessness to her if she could not abide this anger, if she could not somehow grasp the limits of which she seemed so angrily, bitterly aware.†   (source)
  • and I will abide by it.'†   (source)
  • My lords would never abide it.†   (source)
  • As long as you are a subject of my realm, you have to abide by its laws, or my authority means nothing.†   (source)
  • In the beginning, you need to pee; in the middle, you do; in the end, through romance and adventure, your winky is saved from the jaws of a hungry lion by the pluck of a young girl motivated by her abiding love for giant winkies.†   (source)
  • So the abiding philosophy is to help a wayward child develop into a productive member of the community, or if ignored, risk allowing someone of essentially decent nature to become an adult whose social interactions are fraught and difficult, or even pathological, criminal.†   (source)
  • Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.†   (source)
  • In exchange for Rowan's peaceful independence, you agreed to abide by Astaroth's edicts and look to your own affairs and people.†   (source)
  • 'Well, I can't abide him,' said Sam.†   (source)
  • I cannot abide the smell.†   (source)
  • And there was utmost irony and outrage in lying under someone, in a position of surrender, feeling her own abiding strength and limitless power.†   (source)
  • ESCAPE After they considered Jeod's proposal from every possible angle and agreed to abide by it-with a few modifications-Roran sent Nolfavrell to fetch Gertrude and Mandel from the Green Chestnut, for Jeod had offered their entire party his hospitality.†   (source)
  • You are welcome guests on our island but, as guests, you will abide by the Crown's decisions in emergencies.†   (source)
  • Well, don't worry, she said, with a small laugh — that voice of hers implied the possibility of, celebrated the existence of a fantastic life of abiding sensuality — we're just setting up.†   (source)
  • I cannot abide a liar, Alayne.†   (source)
  • The Fair Folk cannot abide under them!†   (source)
  • I cannot abide how my race has become.†   (source)
  • In the heavy vault under the barracks where he by ancient law was now required to abide, away from his mother's breast, hung his apprentice weapons, heavy cumbersome things of steel and nickel.†   (source)
  • But Mr. Swart could not abide the taste and vowed that if I ever wanted it again, I would have to cook it myself.†   (source)
  • I could never abide the weeping of women, Joff once said, but his mother was the wily woman weeping now.†   (source)
  • For many years to come, the smell of burning tires, the smell of revolt, of roadblocks and massacres, would be an abiding odor in Haiti, and in Ophelia's life and Paul's.†   (source)
  • It is a mark of evil things that came in the Great Darkness that they cannot abide the Sun; but Saruman's Orcs can endure it, even if they hate it.†   (source)
  • And I abide by my promises.†   (source)
  • Your warriors will have to decide whether they want to fight as cats or as humans and then abide by the decision.†   (source)
  • "I thanked him for his politeness," she reported to John, "but having taken my measures, I was determined to abide by them."†   (source)
  • One weekday night in Zayd and John's room, seven or eight kids, including Ira and Florian from across the hall, start teasing each other in a way that Cedric can't abide.†   (source)
  • They have no agreement with Shadowhunters and do not recognize our jurisdiction, and they will not abide by laws, any laws.†   (source)
  • I SUPPOSE THAT I would be dead, and no one left to make this accounting, if Elinor had abided by my instructions and gone back up the shaft as I had bidden her.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I do not answer, not from fear that she is right but that I am so certain she is wrong, for there will be no dying for him today, I think, I cannot allow it—in the way a doctor, perhaps once or twice in his career, might not simply abide—and if I have to reach inside his chest I shall, reach inside and roughly clasp his heart and will it back alive.†   (source)
  • I cannot abide anyone even changing my station presets or dipping into my ashtray change, but Jonathan charged right past that and insisted on driving, even though he had a history of fender benders and speeding tickets as long as my arm.†   (source)
  • They had been given papers to sign, waivers required by the Kingdom, stating that they would all abide by the rules of the KSA, and that if they broke a law and were convicted, they were subject to the same punishments as anyone else.†   (source)
  • ' "I can't abide changes," said he, "not at my time of life, and least of all changes for the worst."†   (source)
  • Perhaps you can't trust Henry Park, I wanted him to think, you can't abide anymore what he now sees and says.†   (source)
  • She told everybody that Sula had pushed him, and talked so strongly about it she was forced to abide by the advice of her friends and take him to the county hospital.†   (source)
  • "But though the nails were gone," Reverend Lanier said sadly, "the holes were still there, representing the pain still abiding in the father's heart.†   (source)
  • You will either abide by them, or, as we would do in extreme weather, we will be forced to place you in custody.†   (source)
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