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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARE

More than a bare recital of the wretched facts, therefore, is not seemly.

The bare reference to a single consideration will be conclusive on this point.

The ministry escaped censure when the vote was taken by a bare majority.

Her throat was bare, and she saw the muscles of it knotted in the struggle for life.

By shifting his position his lips came close to her bare young arm.

He leaned over and ran his and caressingly along her bare forearm.

When she could not sleep, she got up and padded to the window in bare feet.

You can see the bare places under the pines where they have their dancing-places.

You hear them calling from the house-tops, and the beat of bare feet on the dancing places.

She jumped out on to the floor with her bare feet, and ran eagerly to the window.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (cf. German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhosos (cf. Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c.1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."

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