IV. iii.99 (330,4) [abide] To _abide_, here, must signify, to _sojourn_, to live for a time without a settled habitation.
The tough part seems to come in knowing how to abide or what the word abide really means.
Corruption isn't everything: Americans can forgive rascals who manage to win -- look at Bill Clinton -- but what they cannot abide is losers.
Hunter's choice of the word abide brings to mind the 1847 poem Abide With Me by Henry F. Lyte:
What they do not expect, and will not abide, is the sort of harsh, demanding regimen necessary to produce disciplined and effective soldiers.
"Abide in me, and let my word abide in you; then ye shall ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you."
"If ye abide in Me, and My word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."
If ye abide in me, and my word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
No; factum non dicitur quod non perseverat -- that which does not abide is not said to be done.
The word is the same -- 'abide' -- which is so often upon his lips in his Gospel and in his Epistles, as expressive of the innermost experience of the Christian soul, the condition of all fruitfulness, blessedness, knowledge and Christ - likeness.
” But what I will not abide is are those who bend the truth or break it to score political points and stop our progress as a country …”
As we’ve seen, the one thing an antinomian cannot abide is a formal and immutable distribution of the revenues of state.
Then cries AEneas 'mid the concourse: "Ho! Give heed, for surely shall my word abide,
One thing Mr. Abernethy cannot abide, that is, any interruption to his discourse.
John 15: 7: "If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you --" That word abide is a strong word.
We abide in him by keeping his words, or having his “word abide in us” (verse 7), and all who “keep his sayings” (chap. 14: 23) will have Christ abide in their souls.
But Simon sat still and let his sword abide, and said, sourly enough:
If the word abide in us, if we converse with it by frequent meditation, consult with it upon every occasion, and conform to it in our conversation, we shall then readily receive the witness of the Father concerning Christ; see ch. vii.
It will no more save you than the covenant of works, unless that word abide and dwell in your hearts, to make you believe in him, and embrace him with your souls, whom God hath sent.
In the Gospel of St. John, Jesus tells us that love is a place where we are to "abide," where we wait patiently and expectantly for whatever the future brings.