stay with

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stay 1

1. To continue to be in a place:
Informal: stick around.
Idiom: stay put.
2. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
3. To remain as a guest or lodger:
4. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave:
5. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
6. To put off until a later time:
Informal: wait.
Idiom: put on ice.
phrasal verb
stay with
To persevere in some condition, action, or belief:
2. A remaining in a place as a guest or lodger:
3. The act of putting off or the condition of being put off:
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References in classic literature ?
'Come in,' said the old man, 'and stay with me all night.
'If you will stay with me to-night,' said the old man, 'I have a book of the history of the world, and I shall know where they are before daylight, if there is such a place in it at all.'
"Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow," said the Prince, "will you not stay with me for one night, and be my messenger?
"But there's that sweet woman--that Dinah Morris," Arthur said, pursuing his own thoughts and not knowing what had been the sense of Adam's words, "she says she shall stay with her to the very last moment--till she goes; and the poor thing clings to her as if she found some comfort in her.
He strictly forbade her to ask any of the girls she knew to stay with her at night.
And he never had the heart to refuse them when they asked if they could stay with him.
Besides this, she was pleased to go away to the country because she was dreaming of getting her sister Kitty to stay with her there.