abiding

adjective
abid·​ing | \ ə-ˈbī-diŋ How to pronounce abiding (audio) \

Definition of abiding

: continuing for a long time : enduring an abiding interest in nature

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Other Words from abiding

abidingly adverb

Examples of abiding in a Sentence

I have an abiding interest in animal welfare—it's not just a phase I'm going through.
Recent Examples on the Web Even babies too young to talk tune in, in a deep and abiding way, when they are held and read to. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: When you have a book, you’re never alone - give the gift of literacy," 23 Dec. 2019 Even babies too young to talk tune in, in a deep and abiding way, when they are held and read to. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Celebrate the season with gift of literacy," 23 Dec. 2019 Even babies too young to talk tune in, in a deep and abiding way, when they are held and read to. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Celebrate the season with the gift of literacy," 23 Dec. 2019 That enduring popularity speaks to the way the game taps into deep and abiding strains of dominant American culture. James Surowiecki, New York Times, "Beautiful. Violent. American. The N.F.L. at 100.," 19 Dec. 2019 There was little more reason in 1971 to think that Americans shared an abiding consensus than there is in 2019. Jedediah Britton-purdy, The New Republic, "What John Rawls Missed," 29 Oct. 2019 When Wednesday began, Josh James was at least one of the answers to the Astros’ most abiding question. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros struggle against A's for second straight night," 11 Sep. 2019 Here’s a very 2019 way to think about his abiding influence: Without Conan, there’s possibly no Game of Thrones. John J. Miller, National Review, "The Fantastic Robert E. Howard," 11 July 2019 The abiding theme of the book is that almost every influential figure in the Party has come to accept or submit to the President. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "The White House Chronicler Tim Alberta on Palace-Intrigue Journalism and Donald Trump’s Takeover of the G.O.P.," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of abiding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abiding

Middle English abydynge, from present participle of abiden "to abide"

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The first known use of abiding was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

1 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Abiding.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abiding. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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