Bear in a sentence

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Definition of Bear

  • To support or sustain; to hold up.
  • To support and remove or carry; to convey.
  • To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
  • To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
  • To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
  • To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
  • To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
  • To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
  • To render or give; to bring forward.
  • To carry on, or maintain; to have.
  • To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
  • To manage, wield, or direct.
  • To behave; to conduct.
  • To afford; to be to; to supply with.
  • To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
  • To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
  • To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
  • To endure with patience; to be patient.
  • To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
  • To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
  • To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
  • To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
  • To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
  • Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
  • An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
  • One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  • Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
  • A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
  • A portable punching machine.
  • A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
  • To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
  • Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hordeum hexastichon or Hordeum vulgare).
  • massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price
  • have on one's person
  • cause to be born
  • be pregnant with
  • put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • move while holding up or supporting
  • support or hold in a certain manner
  • bring forth
  • bring in
  • take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  • have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  • behave in a certain manner
  • have
  • contain or hold; have within

How to use bear in a sentence. Bear pronunciation.

When he had brought the influence of the British Consulate to bear, promises were made, doors were opened wide, and Pasha and Bey offered him coffee and talked to him sympathetically.
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Does any human being know what he can bear of temptation or of the daily pressure of the life around him?
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The question was unnecessary, and she knew it was so; but she could not bear the strain of the silence.
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She sits continually at a Rack Rent, especially if her Landlord bears office in the Parish, because he may screen her from the Cart and _Bridewel_.
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O let me beg of you, that you wou'd hearken to my sorrowful Complaint, pity my Tears, and suffer not your Family to perish, but bear a Fathers Heart towards these, that are the Children of your Body.
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He was quite ready to believe in the anchorite's confession, for the more unworthy the man for whom Sirona had broken faith, the greater seemed her guilt, and the more unpardonable her levity; and to his man's vanity it seemed to him easier-particularly in the presence of such witnesses as Petrus and Dorothea-to bear the fact that his wife should have sought variety and pleasure at any cost, even at that of devoting herself to a ragged beggar, than that she should have given her affections to a younger, handsomer, and worthier man than himself.
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The path of every star is fixed and limited, every plant bears flowers and fruit which in form and color exactly resemble their kind, and in all the fundamental characteristics of their qualities and dispositions, of their instinctive bent and external impulse, all animals of the same species resemble each other; thus, the hunter who knows the red-deer in his father's forest, may know in every forest on earth how the stag will behave in any given case.
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Perfectly refreshed, and with renewed resolve to bear the worst with patience, he returned to the plateau, and from the edge of the precipice he gazed down into the desert gorge that stretched away far below his feet, and in whose deepest and remotest hollow the palmgroves and tamarisk-thickets of the oasis showed as a sharply defined mass of green, like a luxuriant wreath flung upon a bier.
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Why should we bear the loss if he's able to make it good?
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One of the very few criticisms from a truly artistic standpoint appeared in the "Russian Herald" during the year 1862, from which a brief quotation must suffice:- "Everything in this work bears witness to the ripened power of Turgenev's wonderful talent; the clearness of ideas, the masterly skill in sketching types, the simplicity of plot and of movement of the action, and moderation and evenness of the work as a whole; the dramatic element which comes up naturally from the most ordinary situations; there is nothing superfluous, nothing retarding, nothing extraneous.
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As an artist, he will not bear a moment's comparison with Andreev; but some of his short stories and his play, "The Night Asylum," have the genuine Russian note of reality, and a rude strength much too great for its owner's control.
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And indeed, this novel bears about the same relation to a finished work of art that sour dough bears to a good loaf of bread.
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If Russian army posts in time of peace bear even a remote resemblance to the picture given in Kuprin's powerful novel "In Honour's Name,"** one would think that the soldiers there entombed would heartily rejoice at the outbreak of war-would indeed welcome any catastrophe, provided it released them from such an Inferno.
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An educated, accomplished lady, reduced to the very lowest round of poverty's ladder, whom we shall call Mrs. X-, bears unfailing testimony to God's hearing and answering the prayer of faith.
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It seemed to me that her life was to be one of suffering; that God was keeping her with us that we might have a heroic example of what His grace could enable one to bear and to become.
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His excited mind could not bear it.
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The day before we were to have started, as I saw another member of the family, who was going with a friend, packing her trunk, it seemed to me I could not bear it.
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She finally consented to that terrific method, but was in no condition of strength to bear the operation.
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Her burden, finally, seemed too great to bear, and she resolved to make a stronger effort than ever before, to cast it upon the Lord.
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Although constantly giving, I have never yet touched the bottom of my fund, and have been repeatedly astonished to find what large drafts it would bear.
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Examples of Bear

Example #1
They had respect for him more than for most Franks, because the Prince Pasha had honoured him with especial favour.
Example #2
David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.
Example #3
Shall I at last whisper, and follow, and evade, believe in no one, much less in myself, steal in and out of men's confidences to use them for my own purposes?
Example #4
Therein lies the power of evil, that it is ever new, ever fortified by continuous conquest and achievements.
Example #5
She seemed to have risen out of the letter he had been writing; and had he not been writing of her-of what concerned them both?
Example #6
How mean and small-hearted he had been, to have thought for an instant that she had not the highest courage, though in going she had done the discreeter, safer thing.