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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 full weight of the law must be brought to bear in this case.
However, as many manufacturing jobs have moved from the United States to countries with lower costs of living, less stringent environmental regulations and sharply lower labor costs, attention has been brought to bear on steps that could prevent the wholesale departure of additional industries from the country.
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Perhaps an injection of androgyny could be brought to bear on diplomatic relations in this moment of crisis.
Although this action was well received in the diocese, it caused a storm of protest in the wider communion and pressure was brought to bear on the bishop, requesting that she relinquish the title and role of a priest.
The USGS offers a number of strong resources for the biomedical research community, the need for which will increase as we move into an era of multidisciplinary research where numerous scientific fields must be brought to bear on environmental health issues.
Cropper and Dempsey study the background, interests, and friendships of painter Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665) and investigate important cultural figures who were close to him in order that "what we know of Poussin's social and intellectual life might be brought to bear directly on the explication, understanding, and appreciation of his painting.
I'm staggered by the wealth of talent that so quickly has been brought to bear on this topic," Huffman told SCIENCE NEWS.
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