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having an existence or validity that does not change or diminish
  • I have an abiding interest in animal welfare—it's not just a phase I'm going through

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present participle of abide

Synonyms & Antonyms of abiding (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Abiding.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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