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verb as in bring

verb as in support mentally

verb as in endure

verb as in bring forth; give birth

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While Neumann’s job meant she was involved, Troye was consistently bearing witness not just early in the outbreak, but through its resurgence this summer, when virtually every other First World country had things much more under control.

As wildfires bear down on the West Coast, many have lost their homes or had to evacuate.

Bernstein notes that while further study is required, there is evidence that air pollution affects birth outcomes—babies are more like to be born pre-term or at low birth weights—and development.

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Since they’re born in freshwater streams but then migrate to the sea to mature, salmon serve as a link between saltwater and freshwater ecosystems, bringing nutrients from the oceans inland and vice versa.

He was born in Scranton and grew up and still resides in Wilmington, a short drive down Interstate 95 from Philadelphia.

“If Charleston harbor needs improvement, let the commerce of Charleston bear the burden,” he said.

He said,  “I am breaking my heart over this story, and cannot bear to finish it.”

Once again he accused the West of being unfair to Russia, bringing back his favorite metaphor, the Russian bear.

Maybe our dear bear should sit quietly, not chase piglets and just eat berries and honey.

Putin suggested that all the West wanted was to turn the Russian bear into “taxidermy.”

Many British Ferns evidence a marked tendency to “sport,” and this is a fact which the beginner should always bear in mind.

The bear laughed and joined his companion, and the torpedo thundered away.

This may be done by taking the humming tone and bringing to bear upon it a strong pressure of energy.

The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.

The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.


On this page you'll find 283 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bear, such as: carry, deliver, take, convey, ferry, and fetch.

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