One object I also couldn't abide
was a book on skin diseases, given to me for my medical collection.
One critic who couldn't abide
the movie's detours into romance was The Nation's James Agee: "This is probably the most deadly-accurate picture that will ever be made of what war looks like through the lenses of a housewives'-magazine romance."
"He wanted the best for people and he couldn't abide
injustice, whether in this country or anywhere else."
The 31-year-old Middlesex opener said: "If I thought something wasn't right and I couldn't abide
by it I'd have to consider my position.
Richard couldn't abide
her late entrances during rehearsals and Marilyn didn't like what she wrongly perceived to be his pompous attributes personified as the quintessential Englishman.
(The Saddam-controlled labor union was for a time in the 1980s headed by Ali Hassan al-Majid, the Hussein loyalist who would later become infamous as the war criminal "Chemical Ali.") In 1987, Saddam decided he couldn't abide
even this arrangement, and effectively banned trade unions in the public sector, where the majority of people worked.
Washington was a private citizen at the time (a somewhat cash-strapped one at that) and had always been a great champion of the canal system, but he couldn't abide
the thought that his acceptance might be seen as a payoff.
One explanation is that the mainly Protestant Americans couldn't abide
the Eastern Christians' attachment to Catholic France, or their devotion to the outward trappings of religion at the expense of spirituality.
At the same time, he couldn't abide
facile equations between criminal desperadoes and the legalized murder machinery of a state.
He couldn't abide
people who used language--any language--sloppily.
We can go another season without the European Cup, but I couldn't abide
another year without the title, particularly if it goes down the East Lancs again.
But as a devoutly religious man of his time, Brahe couldn't abide
the "macro" reality so he came up with a creative solution: proposing that the sun and its associated planets obediently circled the Earth!
Often enough these stories were about reconciliation, about forgiving parents and friends who couldn't abide
the central character's orientation, about letting go of old hurts and trying to accept one another for who we really are.
I couldn't abide
them at first but now I love them.
But with our sales people tightly woven into teams, we couldn't abide
the traditional two- to three-day callout interval vendors require for non-emergency work.