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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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Looking at much of the dross these days that gets itself into the House of Commons, it doesn't bear thinking about.
It doesn't bear thinking about with their wage bill and debt.
And what the man who wrote Das Kapital would have made of the 52nd Cannes Film Festival doesn't bear thinking about.
The psychological impact of being able to punch a woman in this way doesn't bear thinking about it.
And yet if we weren't, there would be no search, no campaign, and that doesn't bear thinking about.
What would have happened if the Conservatives had been in charge doesn't bear thinking about.
One doesn't bear thinking about, the other is all I think about.
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It doesn't bear thinking about the kind of distress and pain these animals suffered before they died.
Birmingham Midshires Managing Director Dan Watkins added: ``It doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened if Nicola's reactions had not been as quick as they were.
To think of future generations viewing them much as I view the extinct dodo doesn't bear thinking about.
But the very thought that Obama could be killed by militants being harboured on these shores simply doesn't bear thinking about.