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 for Abiding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abide \A*bide"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abode, formerly Abid;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Abiding.] [AS. [=a]b[imac]dan; pref. [=a]-
     (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + b[imac]dan to
     bide. See Bide.]
     1. To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to
        dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and
        commonly with at or in before a place.
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              Let the damsel abide with us a few days. --Gen.
                                                    xxiv. 55.
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     3. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to
        continue; to remain.
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              Let every man abide in the same calling. --1 Cor.
                                                    vii. 20.
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     To abide by.
        (a) To stand to; to adhere; to maintain.
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                  The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by
                  what he said at first.            --Fielding.
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        (b) To acquiesce; to conform to; as, to abide by a
            decision or an award.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abiding \A*bid"ing\, a.
     Continuing; lasting.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  abiding
      adj 1: unceasing; "an abiding belief"; "imperishable truths"
             [syn: abiding, enduring, imperishable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "abiding":
     age-long, aged, ancient, antique, changeless, chronic, commorant,
     constant, continuing, continuous, diuturnal, durable, dwelling,
     enduring, evergreen, firm, fixed, frozen, hardy, immobile,
     immutable, in residence, indefatigable, intact, intransient,
     inveterate, inviolate, lasting, living, living in, lodging,
     long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval,
     longevous, macrobiotic, never-failing, of long duration,
     of long standing, perdurable, perduring, perennial, permanent,
     perpetual, persistent, persisting, quiescent, remaining, resident,
     residentiary, residing, rigid, sempervirent, solid, stable, static,
     stationary, staying, steadfast, steady, sticking, sustained,
     torpid, tough, unaltered, unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged,
     unchanging, unchecked, undestroyed, undying, unfading, unfailing,
     unfaltering, unqualified, unquestioning, unremitting, unshifting,
     unvaried, unvarying, vital, wholehearted
  
  

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