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- Continuing or persisting in the same state: lasting, enduring; steadfast. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- an abiding belief
- a deep and abiding hatred of wealth
- 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 9:
- However, one abiding weakness with such data collection is that people’s beliefs about their speech habits may not necessarily tally with reality.
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abiding (plural abidings)
- The action of one who abides; the state of an abider. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.]
- (obsolete) An abode. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the early 17th century.]
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abiding”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 4.
- ^ “abīding, ger.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2018, retrieved 16 December 2019.
- ^ “abīding, sb.”, in A Middle-English Dictionary Containing Words Used by English Writers from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century, new edition, Clarendon Press, 1891, page 2