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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
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Viren Popli, Executive Vice President - Strategy and Market Development, Mahindra Two Wheelers said, "We are excited about the launch of our new motorcycle range, which bear testimony to our intent of designing truly differentiated products at our state-of-the-art R&D centre.
IF our First Minister and the SNP have a great many questions to answer over independence, as you stated in your editorial on Tuesday, then at least don't insult voters' intelligence by starting with: "How do you keep the Queen as a figurehead when you disunite her kingdom?" Australia, Canada, Jamaica and many other Commonwealth countries bear testimony to the fact that you can be an independent nation and still retain the Queen as your figurehead.
The momentum at which our relationship is growing across the whole spectrum of political, economic and social cultural fields bear testimony to this, said the Prime Minister.
Egyptian authors, in particular, will bear testimony to the radical changes in their cities in recent months.
He said the economic, fiscal and social reforms underway, which are recognised i nternationally, bear testimony to the current macro-economic environment of the c ountry.
As a teacher, I can bear testimony to the diligence and professionalism of its teaching staff and its extensive community links.
I can bear testimony to 800 Redcar and Cleveland taxpayers who attended recent screenings of my latest film Coatham: A Common Concern in Coatham, Redcar, Marske, New Marske, Lazenby, Saltburn and the House of Commons no less.
The Military Police Officers who were present during the search in the logging of Donmez will also bear testimony. While Donmez said, "this operation was carried out by the police.
The wild animals straying into the populated areas across the country bear testimony to the decreased natural habitats.
The structures also bear testimony to the interchanges with other regional cultures, in particular the Byzantine, Orthodox and Persian.
"Our financial results bear testimony to the ability, commitment and sheer hard work of the entire Netto team.
A surprise FAI Ford cup win at Drogheda and away wins at Galway and at home to leaders St Pat's over the last four games bear testimony that Connor, contrary to some scepticism, is doing a good job.