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1. i kings: the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel.
How to use "1 Kings"?
To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," LYTE Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.
Disease is the general term for any deviation from health; in a more limited sense it denotes some definite morbid condition; disorder and affection are rather partial and limited: a nervous affection; a disorder of the digestive system. Sickness was generally used in English speech and literature, till the close of the eighteenth century at least, for every form of physical disorder, as abundantly appears in the English Bible: "Jesus went about ... healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people," Matt. iv, 23; "Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died," 2 Kings xiii, 14. There is now, in England, a tendency to restrict the words sick and sickness to nausea, or sickness at the stomach," and to hold ill and illness as the only proper words to use in a general sense. This distinction has received but a very limited acceptance in the United States, where sick and sickness have the earlier and wider usage. We speak of trifling ailments, a slight indisposition, a serious or a deadly disease; a slight or severe illness; a painful sickness. Complaint is a popular term, which may be applied to any degree of ill health, slight or severe. Infirmity denotes a chronic or lingering weakness or disability, as blindness or lameness.
  • anticipate - to be a forerunner of or occur earlier than. "This composition anticipates Impressionism."
  • dwell - originate (in). "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country."
  • remain - to stay the same; to remain in a certain state. "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it."
  • stop - to come to a halt, stop moving. "The car stopped."
  • await - to look forward to the probable occurrence of.
  • endure - to put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks."
  • reside - to make one's home in a particular place or community. "May parents reside in Florida."
  • tarry - to be about.
  • bear - to have. "Bear a resemblance."
  • expect - to regard something as probable or likely. "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow."
  • rest - something left after other parts have been taken away. "He threw away the rest."
  • tolerate - to put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "He learned to tolerate the heat."
  • bide - to dwell.
  • inhabit - to inhabit or live in; to be an inhabitant of. "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted."
  • sojourn - a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest).
  • wait - to stay in one place and anticipate or expect something. "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets."
  • confront - to oppose, as in hostility or a competition. "You must confront your opponent."
  • live - to inhabit or live in; to be an inhabitant of. "People lived in Africa millions of years ago."
  • stay - to stay the same; to remain in a certain state. "Stay alone."
  • watch - to look attentively. "Watch a basketball game."
  • continue - to continue a certain state, condition, or activity. "We continued to work into the night."
  • lodge - to be a lodger; to stay temporarily. "Where are you lodging in Paris?."
  • affection - a positive feeling of liking. "He had trouble expressing the affection he felt."
  • disorder - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning. "The doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder."
  • indisposition - a certain degree of unwillingness. "His hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition."
  • sickness - defectiveness or unsoundness. "Drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure."
  • ailment - an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.
  • distemper - an angry and disagreeable mood.
  • infirmity - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age).
  • unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain.
  • complaint - an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.
  • illness - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism.
  • malady - any unwholesome or desperate condition. "What maladies afflict our nation?."
  • abandon - to forsake, leave behind. "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot."
  • forfeit - to lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime. "You've forfeited your right to name your successor."
  • migrate - to move from one country or region to another and settle there. "Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century."
  • reject - to refuse to accept or acknowledge. "I reject the idea of starting a war."
  • avoid - to stay clear from; to keep away from; to keep out of the way of someone or something. "Her former friends now avoid her."
  • forfend - to prevent the occurrence of; to prevent from happening.
  • move - to change location; to move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically. "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell."
  • resist - to withstand the force of something. "The trees resisted her."
  • depart - to move away from a place into another direction. "The train departs at noon."
  • journey - the act of traveling from one place to another.
  • proceed - to move ahead; to travel onward in time or space. "We proceeded towards Washington."
  • health - a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease. "Physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients."
  • robustness - the characteristic of being strong enough to withstand intellectual challenge. "The lack of robustness in the findings may be due to the small size of the sample."
  • soundness - the quality of being prudent and sensible.
  • strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong. "Fatigue sapped his strength."
  • sturdiness - resoluteness evidenced by strength of character. "Sturdiness of moral principle."