Adjective "abide" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation)
  1. 'Still, he recommends abiding by the rules of a separation agreement, particularly if a financial payout is at stake.'
  2. 'The sport of golf is a stickler for abiding by the rules.'
  3. 'Like true cricketers, we abided by the decision of the match referee.'
  4. 'The PA said that it had always abided by the decisions of the court.'
  5. 'But what sect or denomination today abides by that decision?'
  6. 'I've always believed in abiding by Caucus decisions.'
  7. 'It looks like the rebels and the government forces are abiding by the rules so far.'
  8. 'The serious collector of funny names accepts only those of real people, and abides by certain rules of the game, just as do those who fish for trout.'
  9. 'However, that invitation is made on the strict understanding that one abides by the rules of that club.'
  10. 'There was always the arguing, but in the end, the men had made a decision and all had abided by it.'
Be unable to tolerate.
  1. 'Yet we're sent on team-building conferences where the person we cannot abide appoints themselves as leader.'
  2. 'Her mother said that she couldn't abide Eliza's ‘negativity.’'
  3. 'At the same time, he couldn't abide facile equations between criminal desperadoes and the legalized murder machinery of a state.'
  4. 'But by nature, Kirstie couldn't abide things ‘hanging in the air’, as it were.'
  5. '‘God cannot abide sin,’ he explains guilelessly to Read.'
  6. 'Charlie's a good man, yessir, who can't abide cheating at cards.'
  7. 'But then, when Jesus said that he must undergo suffering and death, Peter simply couldn't abide it.'
  8. 'What they cannot abide is the suggestion that it was fought on a lie.'
  9. 'I have severe asthma and cannot abide the smoke on most cruise ships.'
  10. 'Just as nature abhors a vacuum, the city cannot abide a void.'
(of a feeling or memory) continue without fading or being lost.
  1. 'As the dreams unfold, we may start to recognize specifics of place, but the sense of Central Park as a lost Arcadia abides.'
  2. 'This proves to be very difficult because underneath all of the anger and pain, love still abides.'
  3. 'This interest abided with Jim all through his life.'
  4. 'In the meantime, ‘homeland security’ anxieties abide in many American households.'
  5. 'The very medium of mutual understanding abides in a peculiar half-transcendence.'
  6. 'There's no doubting the love that abides between her and her husband and kids.'
  7. 'They will have to learn these things, and have opportunity to learn them, precisely because, by God's grace, ‘love abides.’'
  8. 'One memory abides of when, at a very tender age and against the tide, he took up Irish dancing.'
  9. 'He asseverated that faith empowers, faith abides, faith surmounts every obstacle.'
  10. 'True love abides and can make it through rough patches and conflict.'
  11. 'many unskilful Men do abide in our City of London'
  12. 'You did not read books through; you dwelt, abided between their lines and reopening them after an interval.'
  13. 'The Elder says, ‘Those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them’.'

More definitions

1. to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me.

2. to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village.

3. to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last. verb (used with object), abode or abided, abiding.

4. to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty!

5. to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught.

6. to wait f

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be abide by rulings."

"investors can be abide by rules."

"browns can be abide by rules."

"people/places/organizations can be abide."

"people can be abide."

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Old English ābīdan ‘wait’, from ā- ‘onwards’ + bīdan (see bide).