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Life is too short to learn German.R. Porson
Third person singular
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To wait; to pause; to delay.
- (intransitive) 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.
- "Let the damsel abide with us a few days." - Genesis 24:55
- (intransitive) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
- "Let every man abide in the same calling." - 1 Corinthians 7:20
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
- "I will abide the coming of my lord." - Tennyson
- "Bonds and afflictions abide me." - Acts 20:23
- (transitive) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
- "[Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it." - Tennyson
- (transitive) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
- "She could not abide Master Shallow." - Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2, III-ii
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
- "Dearly I abide that boast so vain," - Milton
- The negative form can't abide is commonly used to indicate strong dislike. Similarly can't stand.
- "The Dude abides." Jeff Bridges, from "The Big Lebowski" a Coen Brothers movie.
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