stay (v.) Old form(s): staid
remain, continue, endure
3H6 II.i.187[Richard to all] Ne'er may he live to see a sunshine day / That cries 'Retire!' if Warwick bid him stay [i.e. stand firm]
AC II.ii.181[Maecenas to Enobarbus and Agrippa] You stayed well by't in Egypt [i.e. stood the pace well]
E3 IV.vii.59[Prince Edward to Audley] what thou hast given away / To these and theirs shall lasting freedom stay [i.e. shall be freely granted for ever]
Sonn.48.3[] Each trifle under truest bars to thrust, / That to my use it might unused stay / From hands of falsehood
Sonn.92.3[] And life no longer than thy love will stay / For it depends upon that love of thine
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