abide

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Synonyms for abide

Synonyms for abide

to continue to be in a place

to stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

to be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time

to have as one's domicile, usually for an extended period

abide by: to act in conformity with

Synonyms for abide

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But I doubt not that you are right, and that Maude's wings need clipping, which I may leave in your hands when I am gone, for, in sooth, this peaceful life is not for me, and were it not for your gracious kindness and loving care I could not abide it a week.
The innkeeper who gave me shelter was kind, but his wife could not abide me, and was always saying hard things.
When I saw the names at the top of the party list which I had originally intended to support I was turned off that party completely since I could not abide the first two names chosen by the party elite.
To his beleaguered defenders, he was the victim of a press corps and an establishment that could not abide his values, and so set out to destroy him with a Watergate caper that may well have been fashioned by his enemies.
I have long felt, and expressed in its annual reports, that the board could not abide a situation in which the peer review program was a sterling success but other elements were eroding the integrity of audits.
Because his grandmother could not abide dancing of any kind, he had to get his training on the street.
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