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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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And he will insist that more pressure needs to be brought to bear on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by Iran's regional neighbours.
While I am not privy to any inside knowledge of any pressures that may have been brought to bear on Rick Hillier, I cannot escape the feeling that some political pressures may have been involved.
He brought to bear his roots and the lessons gleaned from his upbringing in Monticello upon many difficult and complex legal problems throughout his legendary judicial career.
This with the full weight of the local Labour party brought to bear.
If they cannot do this, however, I am perplexed as to why the full force of law and order is not brought to bear.
It is obvious that our current Congress is broken, totally out of touch with the real world, and they are not going to change unless a lot more pressure is brought to bear. How about joining forces with other veterans organizations to design and publish a standardized questionnaire asking how the current situation with the VA has affected you physically and/or financially?
Similar to driving a car across state lines, accountants agree to obey the laws of the state in which they are temporarily providing services, and if something happens in that state, regulatory force can be brought to bear.
He claimed that, as the National Roads Authority returned more than EUR55million to the Department of the Environment last year, pressure must be brought to bear to cut the time for the bypass at Tuam, Co Galway.
Gaza and the West Bank are little better than large-scale prison facilities as it is, and short of outright liquidation, there isn't much more military pressure that can be brought to bear on these communities.
In the slogans of the French philosophes, Burke saw something new and alarming in politics, and he struggled for language to describe it, writing of "abstract theory" and "metaphysical dogma." Burke was seeking a way to describe a belief system impervious to fact or experience, and he brought to bear a permanently valid analysis of human behavior and the role of social institutions.
More regulation brought to bear through the usual political advocacy cannot result in systemic and system-wide change.