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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.
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(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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Someone has rightly said that our mothers, sisters and daughters were bearing the burden of half of the world.
Stephens analyst Mark Connelly lowered his price target on WestRock (WRK) to $63 from $74 and cut his target for International Paper (IP) to $57 from $66 as he sees the two bearing the burden of maintaining market balance as he expects high containerboard prices to encourage a growing number of capacity additions.
Barzani stressed during a meeting with a delegation from the European Parliament that international community must provide Assistant to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Kurdistan region in bearing the burden of refugees.