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abiding

In addition to being the imperfect form of abide (is a word’s self-esteem damaged by being called imperfect? If so, I apologize), abiding means lasting a long time or enduring. So, for example, if I somehow, through sheer perseverance, utter insanity, or, more likely, a combination of the two, I manage to keep going with […]

abide

Abide is a funny little word that serves a couple of different purposes. For one, it means to patiently bear or to tolerate something. But, what’s strange is that it’s more often used in the negative than in its perfectly fine positive sense. People are more likely to say, for example, “I cannot abide nose-pickers” […]