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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 importance of this issue requires a union between Eastern Christians and cannot bear any schism at this level," he concluded.
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In their mad denunciation of fracking the Greens and the eco-warriors betray the mindset of people who cannot bear a piece of unadulterated good news" - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, condemning opponents of the extraction of shale gas.
Germany and the northern European creditors of the bankrupt Greek economy have been forced by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to accept that they will have to bear part of the loss and that Greece cannot bear the entire cost of its debt.