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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of abide.


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  • But thou art not dead: thou livest and abidest forever

    Other Religions in Sunday School

  • Then Gunnar said, “All things that may be will we do for thee, so thou abidest here long; both dominion shall thou have, and our sister freely and unprayed for, whom another man would not get for all his prayers.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • “O my son, O Nur al-Din, be the triple divorce incumbent on me, an thou leave me so long as thou abidest in this city; and I will set thee apart a place wherein thou mayst dwell.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The other answered, “O bright of face, I will take no rent of thee whilst thou abidest therein.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So each of them gave me a dinar and Ahmad said to me, ‘O Shaykh, what while thou abidest in Baghdad thou shalt have of us the like every time thou givest us to drink.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • O my lord, excuse me; I have told thee the truth of my case and the accident which betided me; and now I desire that thou tell me who thou art and why thou abidest here under the earth and why thou hast tethered yonder mare on the brink of the sea.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And if thou abidest were thou art, he will unhorse thee.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Sir knight, said Arthur, for what cause abidest thou here, that there may no knight ride this way but if he joust with thee? said the king.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • And Thou abidest in Thyself, but we are tossed about in divers trials.

    The Confessions

  • But Thou, Lord, abidest for ever, yet not for ever art Thou angry with us; because Thou pitiest our dust and ashes, and it was pleasing in Thy sight to reform my deformities; and by inward goads didst Thou rouse me, that I should be ill at ease, until Thou wert manifested to my inward sight.

    The Confessions


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