After that, Jones bided her time until the right (big) roles came along.
Force had never lost control, it had only bided its time long enough for people like me to believe otherwise.
So Rice decamped to Turtle Bay, where she bided her time until Jones retired at the NSC.
At home I bided what fate might come, and I cared for mine own; feuds I sought not, nor falsely swore ever on oath.
But Madison knew what was coming from Maryland, and bided his time.
Meanwhile Washington had waited and watched, and bided his time.
You went out to Canada against my will, lad, and I bided my time.
Clark, a master of border warfare, who was never tricked by them, let them go and bided his time.
He bided his time, having shown all the qualities that were hoped of him and more.
He made a number of singularly impolite remarks, but Travis said nothing and bided his time.
Old English bidan "to stay, continue, live, remain," also "to trust, rely" (cognate with Old Norse biða, Old Saxon bidan, Old Frisian bidia, Middle Dutch biden, Old High German bitan, Gothic beidan "to wait"), apparently from PIE *bheidh-, an extended stem of one root of Old English biddan (see bid (v.)), the original sense of which was "to command," and "to trust" (cf. Greek peithein "to persuade," pistis "faith;" Latin fidere "to trust," foedus "compact, treaty," Old Church Slavonic beda "need"). Perhaps the sense evolved in prehistoric times through "endure," and "endure a wait," to "to wait." Preserved in Scotland and northern England, replaced elsewhere by abide in all senses except to bide one's time. Related: Bided; biding.