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.
Kirkwood acceded, perforce; and bided his time with what tolerance he could muster.
Meanwhile Washington had waited and watched, and bided his time.
He made his camp and bided the arrival of the cattle; but that arrival did not materialize.
Clark, a master of border warfare, who was never tricked by them, let them go and bided his time.
In other words, he bided his time, and when he did strike, struck at an unguarded place.
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.