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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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Spirnak said her country is committed to continue support for the Jordanian reform process in political and economic fields, speaking highly on the Jordanian role in bearing the burden of hosting the Syrians refugees despite the scarce resources.
He demanded of the government to stop issuing permits for their exports as local population was bearing the burden and mutton was now selling for rupees 400 per kilogram.
The young people carried symbolic burdens in the shape of black cloth bags in their protest, entitled Bearing the Burden.