Part of speech: verb

To await expectantly or defiantly; endure.

Part of speech: verb

To remain; dwell.

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Usage examples "abide":

  1. " Ah, lady," said the good man, " since it pleaseth not our Lord, needs must thou abide it; and when it pleaseth him thou shalt have one, or two." - "Old French Romances", William Morris.
  2. That's the rule, and they'll have to abide by it. - "If", Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron].
  3. If the Lady Marnell had chosen to ally herself with Lollards, she well knew what she was doing, and must abide the consequences. - "Mistress Margery", Emily Sarah Holt.