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  • noun Plural form of abiding.

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Examples

  • He tolde us moreover, that although we have heere (in this life) other habitations and abidings; yet these (or the like) must at last be our houses.

    The Decameron

  • Of these three motions then in everything perceptible here below, and much more of the abidings and repose and fixity of each, the Beautiful and Good, which is above all repose and movement, is Cause and Bond and End; by reason of which, and from which, and in which, and towards which, and for sake of which, is every repose and movement.

    Dionysius the Areopagite, Works (1897)

  • In 1584, Queen Elizabeth licensed Sir Walter Raleigh to search for remote heathen lands "not inhabited by Christian people," and granted to him in fee simple "all the soil within two hundred leagues of the places where his people should, within six years, make their dwellings or abidings," reserving only, to herself and her successors, his allegiance and one-fifth of all the gold and silver

    The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland

  • Sir Walter Raleigh to search for remote heathen lands, not inhabited by Christian people, and granted to him in fee simple, all the soil within two hundred leagues of the places where his people should, within six years, make. their dwellings or abidings; reserving only to herself and her successors, their allegiance and one-fifth part of all the gold and silver ore they should obtain.

    Notes on the State of Virginia

  • And it was meet that it should in that infinite immeasurableness in which he received it, first abide upon him, that his human nature, which was the first fruits of the election of God, might receive by its abidings upon him, that glory for which it was ordained; and that we might receive, as we receive all other things, first by our head and undertaker, sanctification in the fullness of it.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • 'all the foil *' within two hundred leagues of the places where his ople ihould make their dwellings and abidings.

    An historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of the American United States

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