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- v. To sail close to the wind.
- v. To endure hardship cheerfully.
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- v. endure cheerfully
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Willie went down to Millhaven Saturday, returned Sunday morning, he said when he reached Millhaven his feet were frozen to his stirrups; he passed over ice strong enough to bear up him and his horse.
For the present, I shall only take away that general answer which is usually given to the places of Scripture produced, to waive the sense of them; which is pharmakon pansophon to our adversaries, and serves them, as they suppose, to bear up all the weight wherewith in this case they are urged: —
She entered the drawing-room again on Mrs. Decatur's arm, and had stood a few minutes talking or listening, with that same concentration of all her faculties upon the effort to bear up outwardly, when Charlton came up to ask if he should leave her.
An unwise man coming to a great house, seeing the antics and pictures [figures?] stand crouching under the windows and sides of the house, may haply think that they bear up the weight of the house, when indeed they are for the most part pargeted posts.
If God be holy and righteous, and of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, they must have a righteousness to stand before him; and they know what will be the cry one day of those who now bear up themselves, as if they were otherwise minded,
I got one guy, an exchange student named Luis Orozco, to believe I had been attacked by a bear up on the hill, and after that story, he never again came around after dark.
His pants were tucked into his boots and bloused out above them, and his tiny feet were hardly big enough to bear up his weight.
At the thump … th-thump of Grandfather lumbering like an old bear up the hall.
To the Almighty Father of us all — the freeman and the slave — I poured forth the supplications of a broken spirit, imploring strength from on high to bear up against the burden of my troubles, until the morning light aroused the slumberers, ushering in another day of bondage.