Origin of abiding
verb (used without object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.
verb (used with object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.
- to act in accord with.
- to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.
- to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.
Origin of abide
Examples from the Web for abiding
But at night, on the stand, there would be no abiding satisfaction for him in what he had done in the past.
The US must ensure its honor abroad by abiding by its commitments and standing with its allies.
Pryor wouldn't have succeeded without his superb intelligence, Williams wouldn't have succeeded without his abiding passion.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An important aspect of the community is abiding by the “Bonnaroovian Code” promoting good-natured feelings for all participants.
A century apart, Paul Rosolie and Henry Walter Bates describe their abiding enchantment with the Amazon.
In it there is neither past nor future, but only an ever abiding present.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
Along with this experience of abiding faith in him goes a dash of mysticism, of pantheism.My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
In that event I felt an abiding confidence that I would soon regain my liberty.Twelve Years a Slave|Solomon Northup
Abide in Him, by abiding in, by doing heartily and always, the will of God.Holy in Christ|Andrew Murray
To know what was best to be done, in such trying circumstances, was an abiding perplexity.The Story of John G. Paton|James Paton
verb abides, abiding, abode or abided
- to comply (with)to abide by the decision
- to remain faithful (to)to abide by your promise
Word Origin for abide
late 14c., "enduring," present participle adjective from abide (v.).
Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, wait, delay, remain behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, remain, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide
- abide by
- can't stand (abide)