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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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In the reiterated shattering and reconstitution of its own icons, carnal rhetoric, driven by "ontological longing" and constituting the "transformative desire" to become God thus engages in the only mortally possible approach to truth, a process which bears witness not to the unknowable truth itself, but to its existence as affirmed by a refusal to relinquish the search for it.
She also bears witness that she has a place beyond retribution and vengeance.
With the help of modern information technology, COMMO HOME will honor Hack's special bond to these hitherto unknown soldiers with an instantly accessible internet exhibit as well as a single-site permanent archive eventually housed at an appropriate museum, aggregating authenticated e-mail and letters into an archive that bears witness to the reality of standing tall and defending America.
Heavenly light penetrates a hollowed-out building fashioned from the empty pages of a Victorian album, as the valet from Las Meninas bears witness to the destruction of this miniature civilization.
This varied collection of 11 short stories of five to fifteen minutes each and "In the Ravine," which runs to an hour and a half, bears witness to the immutability of basic human behavior.
A born-again New Historicist or cultural materialist he is not; rather, his most recent work bears witness to a reconciling process that most of us can share, of responding to the critical revolutions of the past twenty years while still holding on to the humane breadth of view and deep involvement in the literary text that characterized the best work of mid-century scholarship.
The company believes it had a solid base entering into a new fiscal year, and this strong earnings growth bears witness to that.
This exhibition, through its rarity and the mastery to which it bears witness, is an exceptional event.