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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 principle, it's fine, but if someone wants to leave this earth as they can't bear to live the way they are with no quality of life, in my opinion so be it.
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I just can't bear to throw these copies away; there is just too much valuable information in them.