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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

bear

see ursus, brunus edwardii and koala. Species of less legitimate lineage include Pooh, Paddington and Brideshead bears.
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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.
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.
I'm glad, though, that I've stopped watching Corrie regularly because I couldn't bear seeing Evil Tracey reminding Carla she saved her life - again and again and again, in the coming months and years.
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?
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.
The ceremony is a social initiative to meet the needs of young people who couldn't bear the costs of marriage.
Other people couldn't bear the sight of pit heaps of waste.
That Christmas gift you hated but couldn't bear to return last year could be perfect for somebody special on your list this year.
Today Alexandra couldn't bear more resemblance to her adoptive mother.
The denizens of Al Capone's old stomping grounds just couldn't bear the thought of serving a tasty treat created by force-feeding geese.

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