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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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Moreover, such commercialized, public theater bore witness to the rise of a commercial culture, and, with that, the potential of subverting both the existing social order and personal subjectivity.
A series of spare, life-size portraits bore witness to the different cultural and ethnic presences coexisting within a single urban society.
However, these ancient rocks, called carbonaceous chondrites, are rare, so astronomers had no guarantee that this aluminum isotope was widely distributed and bore witness to events throughout the newborn solar system.