Abided



to remain; continue; stay:
Abide with me.
to have one’s abode; dwell; reside:
to abide in a small Scottish village.
to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.
to put up with; tolerate; stand:
I can’t abide dishonesty!
to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting:
to abide a vigorous onslaught.
to wait for; await:
to abide the coming of the Lord.
to accept without opposition or question:
to abide the verdict of the judges.
to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
abide by,

to act in accord with.
to submit to; agree to:
to abide by the court’s decision.
to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep:
If you make a promise, abide by it.

Contemporary Examples

Until now, criminals had abided by the common rule that children should be spared.
The Little Boy Mowed Down By The Mafia Barbie Latza Nadeau March 19, 2014

The two men have abided by a “ nonaggression pact” since 2000, when they agreed to refrain from criticizing each other.
Tarnished Ensign’s Next Move Sally Denton October 7, 2009

Yet when he abided by the request of politicians to first consult Congress, many Republicans mocked him for this same exact act.
Why Obama Should Be Applauded for Consulting Congress on Syria Aaron Magid September 8, 2013

In me that call has abided all my life, resurfacing in every commitment I have made since then.
Bernard-Henri Lévy: André Malraux’s Bangladesh, Before the Radicals Bernard-Henri Lévy April 27, 2014

Historical Examples

So Sir Launcelot abided for several days in that place until his wounds were healed.
The Story of the Champions of the Round Table Howard Pyle

Having done so, at least she might have kept faith; she might have been honest, and abided by the bargain.
The Snare Rafael Sabatini

But Hallblithe abided, and when the hour was worn, he went forward and stood on the forecastle.
The Story of the Glittering Plain William Morris

It was a dream she had dreamed when a child, that had haunted her girlhood, that had abided since then.
The Paliser case Edgar Saltus

There they sowed, there they reaped, there they were despoiled, but abided patiently for help that never came.
Jasper Lyle Harriet Ward

And by this maxim I abided as long as I remained in the service.
Barry Lyndon William Makepeace Thackeray

verb abides, abiding, abode, abided
(transitive) to tolerate; put up with
(transitive) to accept or submit to; suffer: to abide the court’s decision
(intransitive) foll by by

to comply (with): to abide by the decision
to remain faithful (to): to abide by your promise

(intransitive) to remain or continue
(intransitive) (archaic) to dwell
(transitive) (archaic) to await in expectation
(transitive) (archaic) to withstand or sustain; endure: to abide the onslaught
v.

Old English abidan, gebidan “remain, wait, delay, remain behind,” from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan “bide, remain, wait, dwell” (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his “we waited for him”); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning “to put up with” (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide abide by also see: can’t stand (abide)

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