from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lasting for a long time; enduring: an abiding love of music.
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- v. Present participle of abide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Continuing; lasting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Continuing; permanent; steadfast: as, an abiding faith.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unceasing
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Here we are shown that when one "hath eternal life" it is "eternal life _abiding in him_"; for there would be no meaning to the language if no one has eternal life abiding in him.
Purchase and possession (and carry) at 18 – 20 by the otherwise law-abiding is and should be no big deal; 21 is, in the end, as arbitrary (and asinine) an age limit for legal purchase as it is for alcohol.
And this was the main abiding-place of the Folk that I had chanced upon.
Its been 31 years, since the law was introduced, yet the nation shows no scruples in abiding by the most futile system.
Nope, you said that the fraction of private transfer that are law-abiding is insignificant.
If you believe in abiding by the laws of the land then that makes you anti-immagration?
I guess they don't believe in abiding by the rules, Mrs Clinton would not be pushing the issue if the shoe was on the other foot.
Obama, Edwards, Richardson and others showed good faith in abiding by the rules of the DNC and petitioned to have their names removed in both MI and FL – they were successful only in MI because FL maintained the names of the candidates on the ballot against their wishes.
Well, we honest, proud women believes in abiding by the established rules.
And your assertion that the working classes were notoriously law-abiding is laughable, simply because laws back then criminalized debt.