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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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THE potential consequences of shining a laser pen into a pilot's eyes don't bear thinking about.
"Had the tractor crashed through the house just a few minutes earlier then the consequences don't bear thinking about, we could all have been dead." Mrs Clark added: "I was out the back when I heard this loud bang.
THE agonies in the households of the young people caught up in Wednesday's tragic bus crash don't bear thinking about.
The poor girl was hysterical - the 'what ifs' just don't bear thinking about.
These staff work on the frontline and, as such, the consequences of them taking action don't bear thinking about.
While there is undeniably something sad about the potential of such an elderly person having to be moved for what may, to some, seem a relatively simple reason, the consequences of continuing to allow residents in such facilities to smoke don't bear thinking about. We wish family and those trying to run the home safely and properly, the very best in trying to come to a reasoned and reasonable solution.
The other thing is, if this accident had happened in a race, I could have had God-knows-how-many horses sitting behind me and the consequences don't bear thinking about. All things considered, I'm grateful for small mercies.
"The consequences of what might have happened if the break-out had gone ahead don't bear thinking about.
CLINT HILL has vowed to deliver for the Rangers fans because the consequences of defeat against Celtic don't bear thinking about.
"Shels and Bohs are two of the biggest clubs on paper and the consequences for the league don't bear thinking about.
If they had been playing in front of the house the consequences don't bear thinking about."