bide (v.)
face, await, undergo
1H4 IV.iv.10[Archbishop to Sir Michael] Tomorrow ... is a day / Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men / Must bide the touch
3H6 II.ii.83[Edward to King] wilt thou ... set thy diadem upon my head; / Or bide the mortal fortune of the field?
E3 III.iii.141[King John to the French] your intended force must bide the touch [i.e. test its quality - as gold is tested using a touchstone]
TN I.v.59[Olivia to Feste] for want of other idleness, I'll bide your proof

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