a. lasting for a long time; enduring; permanent
It's this which many see as the abiding legacy of Watergate.
Sentence in Classic:
A brief anger had often invested him but he had never been able to make it an abiding passion and had always felt himself passing out of it as if his very body were being divested with ease of some outer skin or peel.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
We looked at the venerable stream not in the vivid flush of a short day that comes and departs for ever, but in the august light of abiding memories.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
In truth I must acknowledge that, with all the disadvantages of this humble parsonage, I should not think anyone abiding in it an object of compassion, while they are sharers of our intimacy at Rosings.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Perhaps it was the first time she was ready, perhaps the first time her being was tempered to take an impress of the abiding truth.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
If we abide here we shall only be upon a footing with the rest, whereas, if we return to our old world, only with twelve sheep laden with the pebbles of El Dorado, we shall be richer than all the kings in Europe.
Considering that you are young, and striving for a place in life, I think it would be well to say that you would readily abide by any conditions they might impose upon you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context