- If she says she is bound to give me up, I shall abide by her wishes to the slightest word.5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Cloven Tree (75% in)
- But he's slow with his tongue, you see, and he reads but poorly, and can't abide the books, and spells all wrong, they tell me, an' as shy as can be wi' strangers, an' you never hear him say 'cute things like the little wench.1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (43% in)
- I can't abide new places mysen: things is allays awk'ard,—narrow-wheeled waggins, belike, and the stiles all another sort, an' oat-cake i' some places, tow'rt th' head o' the Floss, there.3.9 — Book 3 Chapter 9 — An Item Added to the Family Register (45% in)
- I can't abide new victual nor new faces, I can't,—you niver know but what they'll gripe you."3.9 — Book 3 Chapter 9 — An Item Added to the Family Register (50% in)
- Not but I like a bit o' breed myself, but I can't abide to see one cur grinnin' at another.4.3 — Book 4 Chapter 3 — A Voice from the Past (20% in)
There are no more uses of "abide" in The Mill on the Floss.
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