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adjective as in continuing or existing for an indefinite time

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Babitz lived in New York for a year and tried Paris and Rome, but she found her abiding inspiration in much-maligned and misunderstood Los Angeles, which she rarely left in the last 50 years of her life.

She brought forth the Sky and the Sea all by herself, in an attempt to build an ever-sure abiding-place for her future family.

It’s paced ­differently—yields a bigger pop in exchange for a more abiding patience on the reader’s part.

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Shepherds abiding in the field” saw colorful Christmas lights that “shone round about them.

The cops had come up short, unable to find the two men in a sea of several hundred thousand law-abiding people.

But at night, on the stand, there would be no abiding satisfaction for him in what he had done in the past.

Most Muslims, like most people everywhere, are peaceable and law-abiding.

The US must ensure its honor abroad by abiding by its commitments and standing with its allies.

Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.

To be law-abiding means to acquiesce, if not directly participate, in that conspiracy.

By all enabled to behold his glory, is he received as an enduring token of good, yea, as the abiding reality of all good.

What strange abiding-places worlds lighted solely by red suns must be!

They're bipeds—lizardoid rather than humanoid—and are a fairly intelligent and law-abiding lot.


On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abiding, such as: continuing, enduring, eternal, everlasting, lasting, and persistent.

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