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  • (of a feeling or memory) lasting a long time; enduring.

    ‘he had an abiding respect for her’
    • ‘He can never hope for lasting human contacts: abiding love, enduring friendship.’
    • ‘But one abiding feeling displayed by all, despite the circumstances, had to be optimism and an admirable acceptance.’
    • ‘However, there is some wine that does, triggering a deep and abiding feeling of well-being that is more than simple pleasure.’
    • ‘For many Republicans, the abiding feeling of the last generation has been that this unique pattern of party competitiveness was an aberration.’
    • ‘You will be reminded that firefighters deserve your deep and abiding appreciation and respect for their service.’
    • ‘First, there's the abiding faith - eternally celebrated by the press - that compromise is always and everywhere a good thing.’
    • ‘And while he tried to stage a graceful exit from the presidential race, there remained an abiding sense of wistfulness.’
    • ‘Fanning is an instructive case because of his former identification with rock, which remains his abiding passion.’
    • ‘But a childhood spent dwelling on the nuances of chess has left its mark and it remains an abiding passion.’
    • ‘He had spent a political lifetime trying to instil the habits of democracy in his people - a disdain for dictators, an abiding faith in the constitutional system.’
    • ‘The partnership with Barker was forged through mutual respect before blossoming into a deep and abiding friendship in which nary a cross word was spoken.’
    • ‘His songs reflect a deep and abiding sense of the sacred eternally renewed in the common.’
    • ‘Politics was an abiding passion and he retained a constant devotion to his father's Liberal Party.’
    • ‘The abiding memory I will carry forward from 2003 is of the Special Olympics.’
    • ‘One view of the Revolution has abiding power in popular memory and public culture.’
    • ‘But because a lingering doubt remained, the child's fate is of abiding interest: this is the book's premise.’
    • ‘Though his vital signs returned to normal, the abiding fear was that oxygen deprivation had caused permanent kidney or brain damage.’
    • ‘One of the legacies of this Papacy was his deep and abiding interest in matters such as the defence of human rights.’
    • ‘He had an abiding fear of fundamentalism, not a neurotic fear, but a deep horror of it.’
    • ‘That planted the seed of my abiding love of Westerns which is still one of my passions.’
    enduring, lasting, persisting, long-lasting, lifelong, continuing, remaining, surviving, standing, fixed, durable, everlasting, perpetual, eternal, unending, constant, permanent, stable, unchanging, steadfast, immutable
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/əˈbīdiNG/ /əˈbaɪdɪŋ/