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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.
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(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 love racing and the thought of not being able to go didn't bear thinking about. I love the buzz of seeing a winner."
The embarrassment, the shame - it didn't bear thinking about."
The very idea of losing Andy didn't bear thinking about. The couple had a simple little life in their Norris Green home.