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abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months.
See also: abide, decision

abide by something

to follow the rules of something; to obey someone's orders. John felt that he had to abide by his father's wishes.
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abide with someone

to remain with someone; to stay with someone. (Old and stilted. Primarily heard in the church hymn Eventide.) You are welcome to abide with me for a while, young man.
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can't stand (the sight of) someone or something

 and can't stomach someone or something
Fig. [to be] unable to tolerate someone or something; disliking someone or something extremely. (Also with cannot.) I can't stand the sight of cooked carrots. Mr. Jones can't stomach the sight of blood. None of us can stand this place. Nobody can stand Tom when he smokes a cigar.
See also: stand

abide by something

to accept or obey an arrangement, decision, or rule It is a good thing that most drivers abide by the rules of the road. Related vocabulary: adhere to something
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abide by

Accept and act in accordance with a decision or set of rules; also, remain faithful to. For example, All members must agree to abide by the club regulations, or A trustworthy man abides by his word. An older sense of the verb abide, "remain," is still familiar in the well-known 19th-century hymn "Abide with Me," which asks God to stay with the singer in time of trouble. [Early 1500s]
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can't stand

Also, can't abide or bear or stomach . Thoroughly dislike; be unable to put up with something or someone. For example, I can't stand the sight of her; she's obnoxious, or I can't bear to leave the country, or I can't stomach a filthy kitchen. The oldest of these synonymous expressions is can't abide, which Shakespeare used in 2 Henry IV (3:2): "She could not abide Master Shallow." Can't stand dates from the early 1600; can't bear dates from about 1700 and often but not always is used with an infinitive; can't stomach dates from the late 1600s and today is less common than the others.
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abide by

To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.
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References in classic literature ?
But I'll not promise to abide by his opinion, Anne.
We will draw upon this extensive experience to provide the Air Force with a comprehensive and detailed capability inventory of ABIDES.
But if the Finns are right, if Luther intended justification to mean the Christian's actual participation in the very being and reality of Jesus Christ, and thereby of God, in such a way that human sinfulness is taken entirely into Jesus and divine life poured without reserve into the finite creature, then surely Jesus truly intended for us to abide in him and he in us.
Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers.
Practices of discernment invite us to abide in Christ and follow wherever he leads, whatever the cost.
Canon Philip Wadham, Latin America/ Caribbean co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada's partnerships department, said the statement merely advises missioners that they are to abide by the hales and regulations of the diocese while they are working there.
Jesus is Jesus because he is from God and abides with God, and the promise of Jesus is that through him we are brought into abiding with God.
In our preaching, how do we dare to imagine grace, and how do we preach it in such a way that it abides in our own hearts and the hearts of our communities?
He is quoting the Evangelist John who states, "God is love;" and who then continues, "He who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him" (1 Joan 4:16).
At the times when I'm feeling the most impatient and the least able to abide, my thoughts turn to Jeffrey "the Dude" Lebowski, the quintessential slacker and bighearted antihero of Joel and Ethan Coens' film The Big Lebowski.
Perhaps the greatest lesson I've learned (from that dude Jesus) in what it means to abide is something I'm in the middle of right now.
Vasco needed us to abide for him--to step into the space God, in grace, had waiting for him, and hold it until he was ready to move in.