Relegating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 78 pages
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Use in Literature BidingBe wise and wary; bide your time; do what you prudently can, and you will find you can do much; try to do more, and you will do nothing.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon Revisited.As it proved, they were only biding their time.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.In addition to the active vents, there are here several hundred very perfect volcanic cones, many of which appear to have recently become extinct, though some of them may be merely dormant, biding their time.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.It was the fear of making Rose his friend that steeled Allan's determination to bide his time, and that rendered his present reply rather more stiff than sensational.ndash;G. Mercer Adam in An Algonquin Maiden.No, he would bide his time.ndash;G. Mercer Adam in An Algonquin Maiden.The cattle were lying down, and rather than disturb them, he patiently bided his time until they had rested and arose to resume their journey.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.I was merely biding my time.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in The Story of a Bad Boy.Farther on, If I misdeem not, Soldanieri bides, With Ganellon, and Tribaldello, him Who op'd Faenza when the people slept.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).Let thy holy Angels bide in it, and guard us in peace.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Purgatory (tr Norton).Lords and my loving Subjects, now's the time, That your intended force must bide the touch.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in King Edward the Third.

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