Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the head uncovered

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So saying the old captain bared his blade and with it dealt the sailor who had spoken a thrust in the throat, that the steel came out gleaming from his nape; and quoth another of the sailors, “What hath our comrade done of crime, that thou shouldst cut his throat?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "Well?" said the governor, and the word bared his teeth because his lips were dry.

    The Grafters

  • Kelsey rushed up beside the giant, his sword bared and point aimed in towards Tommy's heart.

    The Woods Out Back

  • Shapur was wearing full armor and holding his sword bared in his hand rather than the rod of justice.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • In his kingly way he has taken but little account of lives sacrificed to his impulsive policy; he is a king with a double-edged sword bared in his right hand.

    The Mirror of the Sea

  • The doorkeeper went, and what he saw was a lank grey beggarman, half his sword bared behind his haunch, his two old shoes full of cold road-a-wayish water sousing about him, the tips of his two ears out through his old hat, his two shoulders out through his scant tattered cloak, and in his hand a three-stringed harp.

    Celtic Fairy Tales

  • The doorkeeper went, and what he saw was a lank, grey beggarman; half his sword bared behind his haunch, his two shoes full of cold road-a-wayish water sousing about him, the tips of his two ears out through his old hat, his two shoulders out through his scant tattered cloak, and in his hand a green wand of holly.

    Celtic Fairy Tales

  • Hail is known as bared, which literally translates as cold.

    Watts Up With That?

  • 31 THE SHADOW OF THE TORTURER It is a part of our office to stand uncloaked, masked, sword bared, upon the scaffold for a long time before the client is brought out.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • For the record, she implied that they grinned and "bared" it rather than wait for the preferred skin tone.

    Archive 2004-12-01

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