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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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In his late teens, he's struggling with all the usual identity problems coupled with the added complexity a dark skin brings to bear in white suburban 1970s London, when his father launches himself on a career as a local wise man and then leaves the family to live with another woman.
Chapter 4 brings to bear the perspective of Renaissance euhemerism on book 5 of The Faerie Queene.
Integration of these ILCO functions within the NAVICP brings to bear an impressive array of supply chain management, weapons system management, and secondary item support expertise.