from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to endure; to be indulgent to; to forbear to resent, oppose, or punish.


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  • Having glanced along the lines and seen that our first favourites had visited us this week, our tea seemed to bear with it an added fragrance; and this, although the walls around us were of logs, we had in fairy cups of ancient porcelain from the distant land of Scotland.

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America

  • Spirit, or His providential mercies; but if He had not intended from the first to bear with it, and to forgive it in Christ, He would not have called the sinner by His grace at first.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • “O my lord,” replied my brother, “thou hast shown much kindness to thy slave, and admitted him into thine abode and given him to eat of thy victual; then thou madest him drink of thine old wine till he became drunken and boisterous; but thou art too noble not to bear with his ignorance and pardon his offence.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I'll mete my lot to bear with the lot of kindred minds,

    Life and Remains of John Clare

  • Whenever he spoke to me, I turned from him with undisguised disdain, for I am too much irritated against him, to bear with his ill-meant assiduities any longer.

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • Therefore, my dear Sophy, and my dear Margaret, I beg you to bear with my changeableness, and let it be till the story is finished.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Linkman could now complete his arrangements; driving in his Jeep from one location to another - satisfying himself that the four Leopards in Favorite and their attendant infantry section and snipers were fully concealed from the front, and yet so fitted-in among the trees that they could bring fire to bear with the minimum change of ground.

    First Clash

  • García Moreno constituted himself the protector of these religious, and they sailed with him for Guayaquil; but on the same vessel that carried the Jesuits and their champion, an envoy from New Granada also took passage for the express purpose of bringing diplomatic influence to bear with the dictator, Diego Noboa, to secure their exclusion from Ecuadorean territory.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Before all things, it was his duty to cast aside his profane disposition, his perverse manners, and his corrupt affections of the flesh, and then to bear with meekness the chastisement inflicted upon him: for genuine repentance would have dictated to him this sentiment,

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • And just in time, for the daggers and chisels were out now, fitted to sleeves on her fingers that brought them to bear with intricate care on the wooden form.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny


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