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abide (senses ‘remain’ and ‘endure’ are common)
1. “no more but ,” make only a brief stay Wint. IV. ii. [iii.] 100
2. to face or encounter in fight MND. III. ii. 422 “ me, if thou dar'st,” 2H4 II. iii. 36, Cym. III. iv. 186.
3. esp. with ‘dear’ = ABY MND. III. ii. 175 (Q2 Ff), Cæs. III. i. 94, ii. 120.
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