The voices of reason that set the tone for the program, head entire households and share valuable words of wisdom (usually to characters who don't abide by them!) are usually the ones who truly started it all.
A legal separation does not mean you are no longer married, it means simply that you and your spouse are no longer living together and need to abide by the provisions of your legal separation agreement.
The list uses the criteria of films that heavily abide by stereotypes as the makings of a "bad" chick flick, as well as films that paint women in a negative light for the sake of the supposed plotline.
I don't need to abide by the rules.
If the employee decides not to abide by the contract, he will surely lose his job.
The one thing my parents cannot abide is blatant disobedience.
The governor exhorted the townsmen to come to terms and offered to mediate; but they resolved to abide the contest.
Tilden counselled his followers to abide quietly by the result.
If you abide by the guidelines, you are sure to succeed with the project.
The school spent the first day reviewing the rules that the students would need to abide by.