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Morse asked, having bided her time till Ruth had gone to bed.
Though I bided my time, ran up a comfortable hotel bill, and, at the very last, ordered my own generous assortment of liquors and cigars and charged the bill to the schooner.
He kept hus council an' bided hus time, waitun' for the lods tull be back from sea.
It might have driven me mad; but I was always a pretty stubborn one, so I just held on and bided my time.
So Momaya bided her time until night, and just before the gates of the village were closed, she slipped through into the darkness and the jungle.
But I bided my time, and one day, when opportunity was ripe, lured the animal away and settled for him with strychnine and beefsteak.