And when trespassed against, he bides his time and strikes back by proxy.
He plots and schemes and bides his time to strike when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor.
He has infinite faith in a deep compensating future, and bides his time.
Now, that was a mistake, for the man that bides in his place for the main of his life, has the best of it.
He's a civil young chap now, and that's more than he'll be long if he bides with thee.
He bides in the gulley, sir; he has been there ever since the farm-house was burnt.
You think you have hidden it, but it bides its time and comes up later, causing a lot of trouble.
It bides with me, and will not cease to puzzle me until I weary for some one to read it plainly.
He were just disappointed at findin' no huntin', an' he 'bides with th' Injuns t' get some deer.
Under the arch of heaven there bides no baron so splendid or so proud.
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.