Until now, criminals had abided by the common rule that children should be spared.
The two men have abided by a “ nonaggression pact” since 2000, when they agreed to refrain from criticizing each other.
Yet when he abided by the request of politicians to first consult Congress, many Republicans mocked him for this same exact act.
In me that call has abided all my life, resurfacing in every commitment I have made since then.
So Sir Launcelot abided for several days in that place until his wounds were healed.
Having done so, at least she might have kept faith; she might have been honest, and abided by the bargain.
But Hallblithe abided, and when the hour was worn, he went forward and stood on the forecastle.
It was a dream she had dreamed when a child, that had haunted her girlhood, that had abided since then.
There they sowed, there they reaped, there they were despoiled, but abided patiently for help that never came.
And by this maxim I abided as long as I remained in the service.
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.