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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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* BUT THE MEMORY TRACES of today don't only bear witness to the history of the penal colony--a fascinating and terrible history.
Those who choose to bear witness live a life that most of us would not live.
But, for now, I am able only to bear witness. I've seen how war has left millions of innocent people to suffer beyond comprehension.
So while Enron's shares plummeted from $36 to less than a dollar within three months, workers were forced to hold on to their stock and bear witness to the crash.
All these characters bear witness as the Ku Klux Klan tries to establish a stronghold in a small Vermont town of the 1920s.
At the site of a former church on the corner of Peralta and 7th Streets, Hood set up rows of blue benches like church pews that bear witness to this disappearance.
Even today many public buildings bear witness to the street fighting of the spring of 1945.
Except we got to keep what we need to bear witness. That scar that's left to bear witness.
Those who made the pilgrimage bear witness to the sacred relationship between the buffalo and Indians, said Joseph Chasing Horse, a traditional Lakota Sioux leader who helped organise and led the event.
The book concludes with the point that even now our collective memory is making "the history of the present," as we remember and forget, bear witness, and choose our actions.
Rieff contends that we have a moral obligation to bear witness, but his preoccupation with his feelings, at the expense of factual reporting, obscures what it is we ought to be bearing witness to in Bosnia.
The compliments paid to Cato's verse by contemporary poets bear witness to his preeminence.