• WordNet 3.6
    • v aby make amends for "expiate one's sins"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aby To endure; to abide. "But nought that wanteth rest can long aby ."
    • Aby To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. "Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aby To give or pay an equivalent for; pay the penalty of; atone for; suffer for. Also spelled abye and abuy.
    • aby To hold out; endure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Aby a-bī (arch.) to pay the penalty: to suffer for: to give satisfaction
    • Aby occurs in Spens. with sense of 'abide.'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ābycgan, to pay for; pref. ā-,cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out,) + bycgan, to buy. See Buy, and cf. Abide
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pfx. a-, and A.S. bycgan. See Buy.


In literature:

But you shall aby it that let him go when he was so nigh you!
"High History of the Holy Graal" by Unknown
Abi snatched it from him, crumpled it up and threw it in his face.
"Morning Star" by H. Rider Haggard
Well, Aby, how goes on the war?
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
ABY, abye, endure, suffer.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
The greater part of Abi- Nessa's troops were likewise Berbers and devoted to their chiefs.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Khammurabi or Amraphel, the fifth successor of Sumu-abi, was now on the throne of Babylon.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
On the other hand, David Abi Zimra, Rabbi of Cairo in the sixteenth century, was as independent as he was learned.
"Chapters on Jewish Literature" by Israel Abrahams
Sumu-abi, 15 years, B.C.
"Patriarchal Palestine" by Archibald Henry Sayce
At this place Abies cedroides commenced, and Abies pendula became uncommon.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
It is doubtful who this Munuza was, but probably Othman ibn abi Nesah, Governor of Spain.
"Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)" by Charles Reginald Haines

In news:

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw more poor conditions last month, indicating a drop in design activity at US architecture firms, and suggesting upcoming weakness in spending on nonresidential construction projects.
After five months of positive readings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has fallen into negative terrain.
On the seven- bout undercard, undefeated Abie Han (17-0) and World ranked Jennifer Han (8-1-1), will represent El Paso in separate bouts .
Almost 620 million subscribers of cablers and telcos will have Internet broadband service at the end of this year, up 7.3% from 2011, according to ABI Research.
Estacada High School cheerleading coach Abi Gango is very familiar with the stereotypes surrounding that sport and its participants.
ABI Research Analyst Phil Sealy said nine out the top 10 cellphone makers have at least one phone on the market this year with NFC chips inside.
The conference is a part of the Grace Hopper Regional Consortium, and is sponsored by Microsoft, ABI, the National Girls Collaborative Project and the NMSU Department of Computer Science.
Just last month, ABI Research (News.
Personal computers are destined to play an ever-increasing role in the management, distribution and playback of multimedia content in the home, according to ABI Research.
Brie Coleman/News MessengerLincoln's Abi Lund and Fighting Zebras' head softball coach Donna Tofft embrace on the Lincoln softball field after Lund signed a Letter of Intent to attend Stony Brook University in New York.
Offers guidance on how clinicians should interpret ABI.
The AIA reported the March ABI score was 50.4, following a mark of 51.0 in February.
Lisa Whelchel, Abi-Maria Gomes and Peter "Pete" Yurkowski during the ninth episode of "Survivor.
Michael Jackson This Is It tour ticket and memorial programme (Photo credit: Abi Skipp).

In science:

Equation (38) captures the tradeoff between the identifiabi lity of two closely spaced signals, the dimensionality of the system, the number of available snapshots and the cosine of the angle between the vectors v1 and v2 .
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
I = h¯bi : i ∈ Ni with ¯b0 = ¯b, let pi (x) be the copy of tp(¯c/A¯b) over A¯bi ; then, there is a tuple ¯c′ realizing Si pi (x); (3) for any indiscernible sequence I = h¯bi : i ∈ Ni, with ¯b0 = ¯b, there is a tuple ¯c′ realizing tp(¯c/A¯b), such that I is indiscernible over A¯c′ .
Lovely pairs for independence relations
Let A be the unique invertible linear transformation such that Abi = ei for 1 ≤ i ≤ d .
Quenched Free Energy and Large Deviations for Random Walks in Random Potentials
Y (v) n,β (x; k , a, b), we obtain (cid:0)β b et − ab (cid:1) Y (v) n,β (x; k , a, b) = β bY (v) n,β (x + 1; k , a, b) − abY (v) n,β (x; k , a, b).
Unification of the three families of generalized Apostol type polynomials on the Umbral algebra
Regular signed SAT is a variant of the well-known satisfiabi which the variables can take values in a fixed set V ⊂ [0, 1], and the literals have the form “ x ≤ a ” or “ x ≥ a ” instead of “ x” or “ ¯x”.
On the satisfiability of random regular signed SAT formulas