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Definition of Abide


  1. To wait; to pause; to delay.
  2. To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.
  3. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
  4. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
  5. To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
  6. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
  7. To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

Abide Quotations

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
George Bernard Shaw

Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.
Thomas S. Monson

The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the cold war, is that the engine of capitalism, the individual, is mightier than any collective.
Rand Paul

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.

Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
Calvin Coolidge
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Abide Translations

abide in Afrikaans is wag, wag vir, uithou, staan, verwag
abide in Dutch is te wachten staan, afhalen, wachten
abide in German is bleiben, verweilen, ertragen, bleiben, erwarten
abide in Latin is commoror
abide in Portuguese is padecer, esperar
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