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v. a·bode (ə-bōd′) or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing, a·bides
1. To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See Synonyms at endure.
2. To wait patiently for: "I will abide the coming of my lord" (Tennyson).
1. To remain in a place: "I'll call upon you straight. Abide within" (Shakespeare).
2. To continue in existence; endure: "I have decided my life can't be about absence, what I don't have, what does not abide, and the rich grief it brings" (Amy Benson).
3. To dwell or reside.
abide by
To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.

[Middle English abiden, from Old English ābīdan : ā-, intensive pref. + bīdan, to remain; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

a·bid′er n.
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But somewhere back in my teens, I made the mistake of asking God for patience and--because God loves me and also has a tremendous sense of humor--rather than miraculously transform my nature overnight into a blissfully forbearing abider, God has given me zillions of opportunities to practice what I asked for.
Admirers praise him as a courageous hero whom any law abider would love to have next door.
The truth is, it is often hard to distinguish between the law abider and the disorderly.
Sadly, under our present arrangements the law is not sufficiently clearly on the side of the innocent law abider.
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Rehnquist instinctively knew whose side he was on when it came to criminals and law abiders, minorities and the white majority, the poor and the rich, the powerless and the powerful.
He expected that reflection of those good deeds of motorway police would turn the whole society into law abiders.
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Defying the belief that the American justice system protects the law abiders from the law-breakers, James instead argues that courts often are supported and maintained by convictions and that winning--not truth --is paramount.