Bide



Archaic. to endure; bear.
Obsolete. to encounter.
to dwell; abide; wait; remain.
bide one’s time, to wait for a favorable opportunity:
He wanted to ask for a raise, but bided his time.
Contemporary Examples

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Seven Best ‘Les Miserables’ Flash Mobs (VIDEO) Kevin Fallon December 6, 2012

Historical Examples

Dorothy at Skyrie Evelyn Raymond
The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle
The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

verb bides, biding, bided, bode, bided
(intransitive) (archaic or dialect) to continue in a certain place or state; stay
(intransitive) (archaic or dialect) to live; dwell
(transitive) (archaic or dialect) to tolerate; endure
(Scot) bide a wee, to stay a little
(Scot) bide by, to abide by
bide one’s time, to wait patiently for an opportunity
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