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əˈbaɪ dɪŋabid·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abiding, enduring, imperishableadjective


    "an abiding belief"; "imperishable truths"


  1. abidingadjective

    Continuing or persisting in the same state; lasting; enduring.

    an abiding belief

  2. Etymology: * From abiden

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abidingnoun


    Etymology: from abide.

    We are strangers before thee and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding. 1 Chron. xxix. 15.

    The air in that region is so violently removed, and carried about with such swiftness, as nothing in that place can consist or have abiding. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.


  1. abiding

    Abiding generally refers to the action of accepting, following or obeying consistently and enduringly; often used in relation to rules, laws, values, or principles. It can also connote a sense of continuous or enduring existence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abiding

    of Abide

  2. Abidingadjective

    continuing; lasting

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abiding in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abiding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of abiding in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Brannan:

    In the State of Florida, government bureaucracy will no longer stand between law-abiding Floridians and their freedom to exercise their Second Amendment rights, this bill recognizes that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, its citizens have a right to protect themselves.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who's going to be penalized and have difficulty is the law-abiding citizen, who then cannot have it if he wants protection-the protection of a weapon in his home, for home protection.

  3. Adlai Ewing Stevenson:

    As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.

  4. Bill Hagerty:

    The constitutional right of self-defense should not disappear simply because an individual crosses state lines, i’m pleased to join my Senate colleagues in this commonsense legislation to ensure that law-abiding Tennesseans who are permitted to carry a concealed firearm are able to exercise that right in other states, consistent with those states’ laws, without having to obtain a separate permit.

  5. Mayor Schaaf:

    I know that Oakland is a city of law-abiding immigrants and families who deserve to live free from the constant threat of arrest and deportation.

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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    A extroversive
    B ultimo
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