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Abode?

Posted by Torsten on October 17, 2004

Hello everybody,

Could you please tell me when to use the word 'abode'? I understand it means 'dwelling' or 'residence' but how often is it used in modern English? Also, what about the verb 'to abode'? According to the dictionary it can have many different meanings such as 'to stay', 'to dwell' and 'to comply' and 'to obey'.
Again, how popular is this word today? Many thanks in advance. Torsten