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bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals

bear

see ursus, brunus edwardii and koala. Species of less legitimate lineage include Pooh, Paddington and Brideshead bears.
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The personnel who partook in the search at the house of Donmez will also bear testimony.
Huge impact basins on the moon bear testimony to this cataclysmic era.
Beware of them, for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them.
Whenever it becomes this then it is only a temporary role that it plays--binding up the wounded and the broken-hearted that they might, when healed and stronger-hearted, go out to engage the world and bear testimony to its true destiny.
And we are proud to publish the stories in our newspaper today which bear testimony to it.
Three files on the shelves of Mr Clifford's London office, brimming with messages and offers of financial help, bear testimony to the strength of feeling the case has provoked.
We suddenly realized we had a chance to bear testimony in what we believed in very strongly and that we could do so in a very public way," Righter said.
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