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v. bid·ed or bode (bōd), bid·ed, bid·ing, bides
1. To remain in a condition or state.
a. To wait; tarry.
b. To stay: bide at home.
c. To be left; remain.
past tense bided To await; wait for.
bide (one's) time
To wait for further developments.

[Middle English biden, from Old English bīdan; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]
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No one could look at her and doubt that she had potentialities of attraction latent within her somewhere, but that side of her nature was happily biding its time.
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But there's still an element of biding your time as well, because you realise just how good a job Gordon and Brian have done for a decade and more.
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We separated locations into two 12-h periods to compare diurnal (0600-1800) and nocturnal (1800-0600) periods and placed them into three movement categories: resident, transient, and biding areas.
But there's a thin line between biding your time for the right job and just getting back in the game.
Word has it that there are a number of canny players biding their time to strike in the last few weeks in May.
Tumbling Dice and Watson Lake forced the pace and took the field into the home straight but Liam Burke's Thyne Again appeared to be just biding his time before hitting the front.
At this stage, it's just a case of getting my head down, working hard and biding my time to see what happens," said Lunt.
At 30, I want to be playing as much as I can and hopefully everyone will have a part to play, it's just a case of biding my time.