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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

True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.
Ellen G. White

Globalization has produced a new of level of interdependence among us. The economy and multinational supply chains do not abide by political boundaries. A computer ordered in Brazil is designed in California and assembled in several other countries. Economic integration was the first strong evidence of a new era.
Eduardo Paes

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

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats

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
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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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