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abided

verb
variants: also abode
past tense of abide

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1 to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time
  • refused to abide where it was clear that he wasn't wanted

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2 to have a home
  • the charming fantasy that fairies abide in the cup-shaped flowers dotting the woodland floor

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4 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • the village's once-honored ways no longer abide and now exist only in the memories of a few elders

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“Abided.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abided. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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