Definition Of abiding


(of a feeling or a memory) continue without fading or being lost.

One memory abides of when, at a very tender age and against the tide, he took up Irish dancing.

(of a feeling or a memory) lasting a long time; enduring.

he had an abiding respect for her

accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).

I said I would abide by their decision

be unable to tolerate (someone or something).

if there is one thing I cannot abide it is a lack of discipline

Example Of abiding

  • And while he tried to stage a graceful exit from the presidential race, there remained an abiding sense of wistfulness.

  • Both were abidingly restless - and each spent much of his working life abroad.

  • But a childhood spent dwelling on the nuances of chess has left its mark and it remains an abiding passion.

  • But because a lingering doubt remained, the child's fate is of abiding interest: this is the book's premise.

  • But one abiding feeling displayed by all, despite the circumstances, had to be optimism and an admirable acceptance.

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