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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.
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abide by

To obey something, usually an established rule. Because Donna refuses to abide by her parents' rules, I worry that she'll be told to move out of their house.
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abide with

To stay or remain with someone. If you would like to rest for a while, you can abide with me.
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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.
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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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However, law abiders in high-crime communities can hope to
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In other words, according to this local ordinance, the city of Los Angeles does not recognize any legal distinction between law abiders and law violators when it comes to immigration, and the U.
which he said meant they should be protectors of the people, open to the public, law abiders, with integrity and competence, and always performing their tasks with excellence.
On the sidelines at the convention has been Jeff Bridges, performing with his band The Abiders, a reference to his character from the film "The Big Lewbowski.
premise that police can distinguish between law abiders and law breakers
Representatives of civil societies and general public have hailed the decision saying this will help protecting the health of non-smokers and make the smokers abiders of the concerned laws.
we law abiders - it's yet another distressing imposition on our liberty.
669, 683 (1998) ("[T]he lines between law breakers and law abiders are not so clean and clear" in inner city neighborhoods because "[m]ultiple roles are inevitable in poor, structurally weak communities where it is not uncommon for law-abiding citizens to .
THE hidden obscenity of America is one that we law abiders on this side of the Atlantic know very little about.
Fines of pounds 5,000 plus prison sentences are set for the decent law abiders, which will be far less than the sentence for cramming 27 asylum seekers in a transit van for example and other offences such as burglary etc.
67) Adopting the broken windows thesis, these social norm theorists assert that community disorder frightens law abiders from using the streets and cooperating with police while leading law breakers to conclude that crime is not risky or morally repugnant.
Unfortunately, by promoting stigmatization of all African Americans and being insensitive to the dynamics of linked fate, and given the reality of the difficulty of drawing lines between law abiders and law breakers in many impoverished communities, it is likely that the racial asymmetry in drug incarcerations that is the inevitable consequence of the current drug law enforcement strategy undermines rather than enhances the deterrent potential of long sentences.
Thus, the "difficulty of drawing lines between law abiders and law breakers" in Black communities becomes especially pernicious when police are armed with a vague license to hassle and arrest.
Fines of pounds 5,000, plus prison sentences, are set for the decent law abiders, which will be far less than the sentence for cramming 27 asylum seekers in a transit van, for example, and other offences such as burglary etc, etc.