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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've seen some pretty rumlooking bouncers at Wembley Arena down the years so the idea of anyone chancing their arm and dropping, say, a tack or, heaven forbid, a nail doesn't bear thinking about. Taylor was working on yesterday's encounter at The Masters between Matthew Stevens and Stephen Hendry and was proving once more that there is no such thing as the rhetorical question.
Dear Editor, - Re: Article on the redevelopment of Edgbaston Reservoir (Post, Aug 16) the idea of bars, restaurants and cafes around the reservoir doesn't bear thinking about.
He said: "The information you receive is worthless and the cost to the consumer doesn't bear thinking about. I intend to raise the matter in the Commons."
Then she continued with her punchline: "Now, I know that's an image that doesn't bear thinking about."
The horror and fear she must have gone through at the hands of this thug doesn't bear thinking about.
"It doesn't bear thinking about that this could be one of the children as the man didn't even look up when he threw it at me."
My taxi carries wheelchair passengers, adults as well as young children and it doesn't bear thinking about what would happen if a brick was to come through my window and injure an already disabled person.
Kim Clements, chair of the college's sustainable development forum, said: "Achieving a ten per cent cut in carbon emissions is absolutely essential -otherwise the likely impact on our climate doesn't bear thinking about."
Controller Richard Eggleton said: "Being up there on your own without sight - it doesn't bear thinking about."
And that doesn't bear thinking about, even if he has got a pleasant nature.
Without him, well for Kopites that doesn't bear thinking about.
"I know it's an isolated incident but the severity of what could have happened doesn't bear thinking about. I've been through hell over this and someone has to be held accountable."