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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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I couldn't bear to see them win it, it would be a nightmare for any Evertonian.'
After that I couldn't bear to part with any of my things, so let's just say next Christmas my mum is going to need some new tinsel.
New Delhi [India], Dec 17 ( ANI ): Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda was forced to leave a listening party online yesterday because he couldn't bear to listen to his late band mate Chester Bennington's voice without getting upset.
I can tell you that the one thing I really, really couldn't bear when I was an MP were my constituents" Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, Tory MP for Chester from 1992-1997.
I can tell you that the one thing I really, really couldn't bear when I was an MP were my constituents" - Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, who was Tory MP for Chester from 1992-1997.
Which just goes to prove that Old Labour still haven't a clue why great swathes of the country couldn't bear to vote for them.
It is heart warming that so many people can offer a dog a loving home, but in the end I couldn't bear to part with him so have decided to keep him.
And 43 per cent confessed they couldn't bear to listen to their romantic antics - 11 per cent more than would be bothered by train lines or motorway traf?c.
"We have worked so hard together these last two years we couldn't bear the thought of crossing the line ahead of each other so we grabbed our hands together 50 metres out and went through the line together."
Children came from all around, To poke fun and to stare, But the gentle giant, This he couldn't bear. He thought that they were making fun, Of his enormous fame, So, he would quickly turn around, And hide away in shame.
Viewer Gabby Burton said: "Whenever I think of that day I feel suffocated." A fan said: "I couldn't bear to watch."
The ceremony is a social initiative to meet the needs of young people who couldn't bear the costs of marriage.

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