Never mind," I replied, "only bide a wee, and I will show you something you will like."
Bide thee awhile till I get me a staff."
But bide ye here, lads, for I would enjoy this merry adventure alone.
Then from the south along the mountain crests came another people, a squat and murderous people, who watched us from the ridges and bided their chance."
Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this storm."
I bided at home the hours of destiny, guarded well mine own, sought not feuds with guile, swore not many an oath unjustly."
Having no shelter for themselves, they built a fire of driftwood that might have defied a cataract, and wrapped in their buffalo robes, sat on the ground around it to bide the fury of the storm.
let me suffer, being at your beck, The imprison'd absence of your liberty; And patience, tame to sufferance, bide each check, Without accusing you of injury.
Frolic, brave soldiers, we must foot it now: Lucretius, you shall bide the brunt with me.
When thou first hadst felt the dart Of perishable things, in my departing For better realms, thy wing thou should'st have prun'd To follow me, and never stoop'd again To 'bide a second blow for a slight girl, Or other gaud as transient and as vain.
Will Hathecliff bide sich bonny ways, think ye?
Since then true vertue is disfigured, Desert trod downe, and their heroick worth In justice doomd on Traytors merits Death, Behold these two, which thousands could not daunt, But your ingratitude, on bended knee Yeeld up their swoords to bide your tyranny.
In this spirit we may be content to bide our turn, hoping that when we, too, are called away our record may not shame the bright example of those who have gone before us."
To-morrow, good Sir Michael, is a day Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men Must bide the touch; for, sir, at Shrewsbury, As I am truly given to understand, The King with mighty and quick-raised power Meets with Lord Harry; and I fear, Sir Michael, What with the sickness of Northumberland, Whose power was in the first proportion, And what with Owen Glendower's absence thence, Who with them was a rated sinew too And comes not in, overrul'd by prophecies- I fear the power of Percy is too weak To wage an instant trial with the King.
I do not think she'll bide the toll," said he, in half apology.
As he that bides a thrall to thee and fate: Living in hope, as I and others do, To catch good fortune, and to cross thee too.
Said Fafnir, "Few things wilt thou do after my counsel; but take heed that thou shalt be drowned if thou farest unwarily over the sea; so bide thou rather on the dry land, for the coming of the calm tide."
"If thou farest by the way whereas bide evil things, be well ware of thyself; take not harbour near the highway, though thou be benighted, for oft abide there ill wights for men's bewilderment.
Not that tradition's parts are useless here, When general, old, disinteress'd, and clear: That ancient Fathers thus expound the page, Gives Truth the reverend majesty of age: Confirms its force, by biding every test; For best authority's next rules are best.
Then with couched lance to reach the foe, his targe Covering his rear, and bide the biting sword; Or, on the warpath, place his ambuscade, Marshal his lines and rally his cavaliers; This knightly Castor learned him, erst exiled From Argos, when her realms with all their wealth Of vineyards fell to Tydeus, who received Her and her chariots at Adrastus' hand.
There it briefly beamed upon the busy life of Our Square with its bland and hypocritical face, and there, thrice and no more, it sounded the passing of the hours with its sweet and false voice, biding the stroke of nine.
How blythely wad I bide the stoure, A weary slave frae sun to sun, Could I the rich reward secure, The lovely Mary Morison.
His legs are short, his hams are thick, his hoofs are black as night, Like a strong flail he holds his tail in fierceness of his might; Like something molten out of iron, or hewn from forth the rock, Harpado of Xarama stands, to bide the alcayde's shock.
Bide the rest of you here, and Will Stutely shall be your chief while I am gone."
Well, sir, for want of other idleness, I'll bide your proof.
No, my good lord; I have sworn to stay with you; And though I have for barbarism spoke more Than for that angel knowledge you can say, Yet confident I'll keep what I have swore, And bide the penance of each three years' day.
For love and lordship bide no paragone.
They bide less pain that bathe in Phlegeton!
Therefore, having designedly fashioned himself to the semblance of foolishness, and allowing himself and his whole estate to become the prey of the king, he did not refuse to take even the surname of Brutus, that, under the cloak of this surname, the genius that was to be the future liberator of the Roman people, lying concealed, might bide its opportunity.
Bide the morrow, and men will let you see her."
But Farmer Green, with a grim smile of satisfaction, soon settled her in the same fashion as he had done the boy; and then, picking up his fishing-basket, strode away, calling out, 'Ye'll bide there my time, ye young limbs of mischief!
But yet if in your hardned brest ye bide A close intent at last to shew me grace, Then all the woes and wrecks which I abide, As meanes of blisse I gladly wil embrace; And wish that more and greater they might be, That greater meede at last may turne to mee.
"'Oh,' cried she, 'my lady's lighter, and ye're to come to Meggat's Land, even noo, this minute, and bide nae man's hindrance.'
He said he'd bide wi' Diccon Haggard overnight; an' he said he wished he were a master-player himself, sir, too."
And I then to tell Mine Own Maid concerning the lowest Field, which did be the Country of Silence, and was the Place of Memory unto all the great Millions, where did linger and bide the ghosts of an hundred billion griefs and the drifted thoughts of sorrowful hearts; and there to live a great hallowedness and a mystery of silence and an holiness and a Greatness, as that it did be the Expressing of all that doth be Noble and Everlasting that ever did come out of the heart of Man and all the lost Dead of Eternity; so that the spirit of a man did seem to go on great wings, unto lovely and splendid resolvings, if that he but to walk lonely awhile in that Country, that surely did be never lonesome unto the spirit.
And there she bides the ruthless gale of morn, Which almost to her heart hath sent its cold!
Now, perjur'd Henry, wilt thou kneel for grace And set thy diadem upon my head, Or bide the mortal fortune of the field?
Full sad of mood, the high-born Kriemhild bided the noble envoy and good.
She will not stay the siege of loving terms, Nor bide th' encounter of assailing eyes, Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold.
Singing of Wendel men, Ambri and Assi; How to the Winilfolk Went they with war-words,-- 'Few are ye, strangers, And many are we: Pay us now toll and fee, Cloth-yarn, and rings, and beeves: Else at the raven's meal Bide the sharp bill's doom.'
Give her this jewel; say My love can give no place, bide no denay.
Sooner or later these crews are doomed to die the death of rats: But you, who sent them out to do this shame; From whom they take their orders and their pay; For you--avenging wrath defers its claim, And Justice bides her day.
Do thou, meanwhile, My soul, sit ready, unencumbered wait; The Master bides thy coming, and His smile Shall bid thee welcome at the golden gate.
"Why," he replied, "you might as well try to bide a fifty story building in China as one of those machines!
"Stay, Robin--bide a blink.
BIDE-THE-BENT (Mr. Peter), minister of Wolf's Hope village.--Sir W. Scott, Bride of Lammermoor (time, William III.).
Nor I wadna be a clerk, mither, to bide aye ben, Scrabbling ower the sheets o' parchment with a weary weary pen; Looking through the lang stane windows at a narrow strip o' sky, Like a laverock in a withy cage, until I pine away and die.
There is no woman's sides Can bide the beating of so strong a passion As love doth give my heart; no woman's heart So big to hold so much; they lack retention.
Still, however strong they be, They bide man's authority: Xerxes, when he flogged the sea, May've scared a fish.