Abide is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of abide, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - put up with something or somebody unpleasant
EXAMPLES - Abide in a Sentence
- Also; to say you cannot "abide" by the word "harvest" is not totally clear. (source)
- I bombarded my congregations with the need to "abide" or "remain" in Christ. (source)
- It is very similar to the word "abide," which we see often in the New Testament. (source)
- One thing Mr. Abernethy cannot abide, that is, any interruption to his discourse. (source)
- And it is overthrown by correction of some, and damnation of such as abide in sin. (source)
- Then cries AEneas 'mid the concourse: "Ho! Give heed, for surely shall my word abide, (source)
- Divina to comment on the Gospel passage, focusing in particular on the words "abide" and (source)
- The tough part seems to come in knowing how to abide or what the word abide really means. (source)
- Hunter's choice of the word abide brings to mind the 1847 poem Abide With Me by Henry F. Lyte: (source)
- John 15: 7: "If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you --" That word abide is a strong word. (source)
- To "abide" in Christ, to "make Christ our most constant companion," is to them the purest mysticism. (source)
- If ye abide in me, and my word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (source)
- "Well," said Beth temperately, "I don't think I could 'abide' a man who didn't make things comfortable." (source)
- Have you noticed the significance of that word "abide" which our Lord used on the night of His betrayal? [ (source)
- "Abide in me, and let my word abide in you; then ye shall ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you." (source)
- Mr. Mann called on the opposition forces to abide by humanitarian law and urged them to avoid reprisals against Col. (source)
- IV. iii.99 (330,4) [abide] To _abide_, here, must signify, to _sojourn_, to live for a time without a settled habitation. (source)
- He said that as we (the branches) simply "abide" in him (the vine) we naturally produce abundant fruit, just like a plant. (source)
- VI, 5, 72 ff.); 'Where all these powers abide, that is the form of him who is the universal form: that is the great form of Hari. (source)
- When I graduated from college, it was an iron clad decision not to take a single penny from my parents and I wanted to abide by it. (source)
- Exceptional cases of extreme distress do not make a rule; the rule is for each one to "abide" in the calling in which he is called of God. (source)
- What they do not expect, and will not abide, is the sort of harsh, demanding regimen necessary to produce disciplined and effective soldiers. (source)
- I do not suppose that John had this verse of Ecclesiastes in his mind, for the word 'abide' is one of his favourite expressions, and is always cropping up. (source)
- In the Gospel of St. John, Jesus tells us that love is a place where we are to "abide," where we wait patiently and expectantly for whatever the future brings. (source)
- However, the promise of continued US and NATO military support will make it unlikely that either side will abide by a cease-fire and a bloody stalemate could go on indefinitely. (source)
- Kennedy challenged these attorneys to rally their profession and provide pro bono support to Americans in the South in an attempt to force the judicial system to abide by the law. (source)
- But the torture was used or threatened, and Derick did not "abide" it; promises of pardon were also used, which the prisoners knew to mean nothing, and yet were worked on by them. [ (source)
- It will no more save you than the covenant of works, unless that word abide and dwell in your hearts, to make you believe in him, and embrace him with your souls, whom God hath sent. (source)
- After a reading from the 15th chapter of John's Gospel, the Holy Father held a Lectio Divina to comment on the Gospel passage, focusing in particular on the words "abide" and "observe". (source)
- But Simon sat still and let his sword abide, and said, sourly enough: "Thou art a fool to think I am training thee to thy death by him; for I have no will to die, and why shall he not slay me also? (source)
- Agreement with the US recently, it is important to recall Prime Minister Singh's assurances that after having completed the negotiation process, he would bring the nuclear deal to Parliament and "abide" by its decision. (source)
- If the word abide in us, if we converse with it by frequent meditation, consult with it upon every occasion, and conform to it in our conversation, we shall then readily receive the witness of the Father concerning Christ; see ch. vii. (source)
- President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement has insisted during Egyptian-hosted talks taking place in Cairo that rival Islamist group Hamas must "abide" by existing peace agreements signed with Israel but Hamas has refused to make such a commitment. (source)
- The word is the same -- 'abide' -- which is so often upon his lips in his Gospel and in his Epistles, as expressive of the innermost experience of the Christian soul, the condition of all fruitfulness, blessedness, knowledge and Christ - likeness. (source)
- The thought was so humiliating that her mind resolutely rejected it; and she had no difficulty in recalling numberless minutiae of behaviour -- nuances of look and tone such as abide in a woman's memory -- any one of which would have sufficed to persuade her that he felt genuine emotion. (source)
- Apparently the question, "How name ye?" is put by the fisherman, the narrator of the first part of the _Fragment_, and answered by a monk of the fraternity, with whom the Giaour has been pleased to "abide" during the past six years, under conditions and after a fashion of which the monk disapproves. (source)
- Even though I, a plaintiff, am going to the California Supreme Court next year, and the Governor has said he will "abide" by the CA Supreme Court's decision, I am not only extremely disappointed in the Governor's lack of courage, but am especially disappointed in Susan Kennedy, his chief of staff, whose "same gender wedding" I attended in Hawaii several years ago. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "abide" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 24 synonyms for abide.
accept, acknowledge, be big about, bear, bear with, concede, consent, defer, endure, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, live with, put up with, receive, sit tight, stand, stand for, stomach, suffer, swallow, take, tolerate, withstand
We have 27 antonyms for abide.
avoid, carry on, continue, contradict, depart, despise, disagree, disallow, discontinue, dispute, dissent, dodge, fight, give, go, leave, migrate, move, offer, pass, quit, refuse, reject, repudiate, resist, shun, stop
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abide from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See Synonyms at bear1.
- (verb-transitive) To wait patiently for: "I will abide the coming of my lord” ( Tennyson).
- (verb-transitive) To withstand: a thermoplastic that will abide rough use and great heat.
- (verb-intransitive) To remain in a place.
- (verb-intransitive) To continue to be sure or firm; endure. See Synonyms at stay1.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To wait; to pause; to delay.
- (verb-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.
- (verb-intransitive) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
- (verb-transitive) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for.
- (verb-transitive) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To wait for; especially, to stand one's ground against.
- (None) To await; be in store for.
- (None) To endure or sustain; remain firm under.
- (None) To put up with; tolerate.
- (None) To encounter; undergo: in a jocular sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant
- (verb) dwell