bear vs bare

bear bare

Definitions

  • 1) A pessimist, especially regarding business conditions.
  • 2) Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
  • 3) Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
  • 4) Slang A highway patrol officer.
  • 5) One, such as an investor, that sells securities or commodities in expectation of falling prices.
  • 6) A large, clumsy, or ill-mannered person.
  • 7) Slang A hairy, stocky gay man.
  • 8) Slang Something that is difficult or unpleasant.
  • 9) A pillow-case: usually in composition, pillow-bear.
  • 10) The panda, Ælurus fulgens, otherwise called bear-cat.
  • 11) Barley: a word now used chiefly in the north of England and in Scotland for the common four-rowed barley, Hordeum vulgare. The six-rowed kind, H. hexastichon, is called big.
  • 12) Characterized by falling prices.
  • 13) To support in movement; carry; convey.
  • 14) To support; hold up; sustain: as, a pillar or a girder bears the superincumbent weight.
  • 15) To suffer; endure; undergo: as, to bear punishment, blame, etc.
  • 16) To extend or proceed in a specified direction.
  • 17) To offer; render.
  • 18) To have a tolerance for; endure: synonym: endure.
  • 19) To cause to move by or with steady pressure; push.
  • 20) To have as a visible characteristic or attribute.
  • 21) To yield fruit; produce.
  • 22) To have grounds for; call for; warrant.
  • 23) To produce; yield: synonym: produce.
  • 24) To hold up; support.
  • 25) To carry or hold in the mind over time; harbor.
  • 26) To carry (something) on one's person from one place to another.
  • 27) To endure something with tolerance or patience.
  • 28) To move from one place to another while containing or supporting (something); convey or transport: synonym: carry.
  • 29) To be accountable for; assume.
  • 30) To have relevance or influence; apply.
  • 31) To be directed or aimed in a certain direction or at a target.
  • 32) (bear in mind) To hold in one's mind; remember.
  • 33) (bear down on) To move rapidly toward.
  • 34) (bear a resemblance/liking) /similarity) To be similar to; appear or function like.
  • 35) (bear down on) To affect in a harmful or adverse way.
  • 36) (bear a relation/relationship) To have an association with or relevance to.
  • 37) (bear fruit) To come to a satisfactory conclusion or to fruition.

Definitions

  • 1) rare Surface; body; substance.
  • 2) (Arch.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  • 3) That part of a clapboard, roof-slate, or the like, which is exposed to the weather when the roof is complete, as distinguished from the lap.
  • 4) Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
  • 5) Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
  • 6) UK, slang, not comparable A lot or lots of.
  • 7) Having no supplies.
  • 8) Naked, uncovered.
  • 9) Having no decoration.
  • 10) Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked.
  • 11) Exposed to view; undisguised.
  • 12) Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration.
  • 13) Obsolete Bareheaded.
  • 14) Having no addition, adornment, or qualification.
  • 15) Just sufficient; mere.
  • 16) With head uncovered; bareheaded.
  • 17) Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked.
  • 18) Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the thing wanting or taken away.
  • 19) Threadbare; much worn.
  • 20) (Naut.) having no sail set.
  • 21) Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else.
  • 22) Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  • 23) Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
  • 24) UK, slang Very; significantly.
  • 25) Barely.
  • 26) obsolete Simple past of bear.
  • 27) transitive To uncover; to reveal.
  • 28) Bore; the old preterit of bear, v.
  • 29) Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish.
  • 30) Lean; spare.
  • 31) Old preterit of bear.
  • 32) Threadless;napless.
  • 33) Open to view; unconcealed; undisguised.
  • 34) Oldpreteritofbear.
  • 35) Unaccompanied; without addition; simple.
  • 36) Unadorned; without literary or artistic effect; bald; meager.
  • 37) Empty; valueless; paltry; worthless.
  • 38) Mere; scarcely or just sufficient: as, the bare necessaries of life; a bare subsistence.
  • 39) Raw; excoriated.
  • 40) Poor; destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished; unprovided with what is necessary or comfortable: absolutely or with of.
  • 41) Lacking in appropriate covering or equipment; unfurnished: as, bare walls.
  • 42) Lean;spare.
  • 43) Raw;excoriated.
  • 44) To disclose; make manifest; lay bare: as, to bare the secrets of the grave.
  • 45) Naked; without covering: as, bare arms; the trees are bare.
  • 46) The uncovered or unhidden surface; the body; the substance.
  • 47) In beer-making, not completely covered by the bubbles formed in fermentation: said of the surface of beer.
  • 48) Threadless; napless.
  • 49) With the head uncovered.
  • 50) To make bare; uncover; divest of covering: as, to bare one's head or one's breast.
  • 51) To expose.
  • 52) To make bare; uncover or reveal.
  • 53) To strip off the covering of; to make bare.

Examples

  • 1) When we arrive to the hospital we feel like we are born again.
  • 2) Give your dog an old teddy bear with treats hidden inside for your pooch to dig out.
  • 3) The rise is likely to be hailed by ministers as evidence that school reforms are bearing fruit.
  • 4) The charges were found to bear no relation to the actual costs involved.
  • 5) Providers of apprenticeships must bear some responsibility for this perception.
  • 6) My idea was to be born again as a pioneer and hero on a kibbutz.
  • 7) It seems she bears long grudges.
  • 8) No one is born a winner.
  • 9) A sense of weight bearing down as the years go by.
  • 10) They often speak of that experience as being "born again.
  • 11) He suffered deep cuts to his arms and head as the bear tried to bite him.
  • 12) My wife was born with her right arm missing from below the elbow.
  • 13) Switching to faux fur would not only benefit bears.
  • 14) It is the key to bearing weight.
  • 15) Spanish biologists who track the animals have seen a family of bears looking for food.
  • 16) One was dressed as a teddy bear.
  • 17) They found that people born in autumn live longer than those born in the spring.
  • 18) This unorthodox method an an bears fruit.
  • 19) Younger men suffer as a result of previous male domination for which they bear no responsibility.
  • 20) So many farm animals bred and born.
  • 21) Are you a bull or a bear?
  • 22) Suddenly the hospital bears no relation to any hospital you might know.
  • 23) She has a prosthetic limb after being born without a left forearm.
  • 24) So the term born again got devalued.
  • 25) He was born in the right place at the right time.
  • 26) Can you bring your weight to bear on this?
  • 27) Her grandfather founded the chain of shoe shops that bears the family name.
  • 28) He is a sly fox disguised as a teddy bear.
  • 29) Great big bears with sore heads.
  • 30) The 10cm trip you make in being born is the most dangerous of your life.
  • 31) They couldn't bear to go back to having dull shoes.
  • 32) The Greeks were not the only ones bearing gifts.
  • 33) "I had rather _bear with_ you than _bear_ you; yet if I did bear you, I should bear no _cross_, for I think you have no _money_ in your purse."
  • 34) Sanskrit _bharna_, which signifies "the borne one," "that which is born," from the primitive Indo-European root _bhr_, "to bear, to carry in the womb," whence our "to _bear_" and the German
  • 35) Again, He tells us: "_The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away_," that is to say, _the valiant, the energetic, and persevering_, will alone succeed in securing it; for the words _bear away_ express the action of one that seizes a prey.
  • 36) Then Draper Spence broke out, with a catch in his throat: "That's what I can't bear, Millner, what I simply can't _bear: _ to hurt him, to hurt his faith in _me!
  • 37) Those who think they can predict bear markets, and anyone foolish enough to listen to them, might be humbler and wiser if they realized that the term "bear market" has been in flux for a century.
  • 38) The term "bear," for someone who profits when stocks fall, dates to the early 1700s.
  • 39) Charlotte had buried the word bear in with the rest of the animals she could think of, but Isabel jumped on it.
  • 40) Will the title bear a few words as to Tom the hunter?
  • 41) ‘The shield maiden would bear the maiden warrior's shield in battle, hence the name.’
  • 42) ‘The pain of the early hour is alleviated by a member of staff bearing a tray of tea - who will wait until you take the tray, in case the roaming baboons get their hands on your home-baked cookies.’
  • 43) ‘The Selfridges car park was given a makeover for the occasion: vehicles were replaced by a catwalk, bright lights and waiters bearing trays of champagne.’
  • 44) ‘He nods at the doorman, smiles at the maid bearing a tray upstairs.’
  • 45) ‘Down on the lawn, all that citronella is coating diners' tongues, and the waiters bearing trays of Cristal are working overtime.’
  • 46) ‘It wasn't the late arrival of a dealer or a waitress bearing another tray of sandwiches or pints.’
  • 47) ‘The butler reappeared instantly bearing a silver tea tray with a glass of ice and a pitcher of cold water, which he poured into the glass and offered to me.’
  • 48) ‘Fortunately, Mom returned bearing a tray on which lay a sort of square closed pastry and a glass of 7UP.’
  • 49) ‘By the time he had finished, servants bearing trays and platters of food filed into the hall and set the food upon the tables around the fire pit.’
  • 50) ‘An hour or so later, the doors opened again to admit a new aerial servant bearing a fresh tray of food.’
  • 51) ‘When he returned, Guy was bearing a tray with a bowl of soup and a mug of something else.’
  • 52) ‘A bench stood ready by the firepit, and at once a man bearing a tray crowded with brass cups was before us.’
  • 53) ‘She was saved an explanation at that moment by the door opening to reveal a nurse bearing a tray with a tea pot, a strainer, a teabag, and two handle-less cups.’
  • 54) ‘Boys bearing trays loaded with water bottles and cans of soft drink are hurrying towards us.’
  • 55) ‘The lord himself and his daughter would often attend, bringing with them house servants bearing trays of food and drink.’
  • 56) ‘Anna held a tea service and Sarah bore a tray with a small mound of sandwiches from which the crusts had been delicately cut.’
  • 57) ‘Young children bearing the medals of their grandparents, along with police, Army cadets, scouts and guides also took part in the march.’
  • 58) ‘For statistical analyses, recombinant families bearing the same marker genotypes were grouped together.’
  • 59) ‘People bearing placards and tracts appeared outside the assembly halls.’
  • 60) ‘Arjun Chhatkuli, CEO of Himalayan Humanity, started out as a porter bearing the luggage of tourists during long treks.’
  • 61) ‘He will not be laughed at by the overwhelming majority of Australians and later he might decide to accept one name, but the most important thing is that the child bears your genetics.’
  • 62) ‘The team arrived into Ballina train station to encounter a mass of loyal fans and supporters bearing flags and bunting.’
  • 63) ‘There, we'd toss in stones to watch the splashes, fill our water pistols with the murky brown water, and float leaf boats bearing wormy passengers.’
  • 64) ‘Lester spent a quiet night in the pen getting used to his new look and the next day was hoisted up on the back of a flatbed truck bearing a load of young women in white evening dresses, myself included.’
  • 65) ‘It seemed that everyone doubted the market for liquor all the way out here, and that few ships came bearing a load such as ours.’
  • 66) ‘Is it clear that all five bore numbers being borne by vehicles with which Reynolds had dealt.’
  • 67) ‘Every now and then official vehicles bearing ministers of government appeared on the scene.’
  • 68) ‘The car was a platinum black Audi A4 bearing three passengers and a partly-loaded boot.’
  • 69) ‘For many this is limited to an occasional walk during a mainly vehicle borne safari but others, like John Stevens, prefer to concentrate on walking and tracking animals.’
  • 70) ‘Land convoys and helicopters bore Western evacuees to Yamoussoukro, where US military cargo planes waited to fly them to Abidjan, or neighbouring Ghana.’
  • 71) ‘Allied vehicles bearing ammunition and supplies bogged down in the snow.’
  • 72) ‘A Talmud scholar was traveling on a ship bearing a group of merchants to a distant city.’
  • 73) ‘At last, the delivery day came, and the truck bearing the sofa arrived.’
  • 74) ‘These fleet-of-foot canines think nothing of sprinting round a four-mile trail at 18 miles an hour, dragging a sledge bearing their human ‘musher’.’
  • 75) ‘Massed pipes and drums from 14 regiments accompanied the gun carriage bearing the Queen Mother from Westminster Hall to the Abbey in a moving spectacle of pomp and pageantry.’
  • 76) ‘Hundreds of mourners stood at the pier of Arranmore Island yesterday afternoon as the ferry bearing Mr McGowan's remains docked.’
  • 77) ‘There are more ocean-going vessels bearing such goods than one might imagine, nearly all holding insurance premiums against pirates.’
  • 78) ‘Mr King says the car bearing it, pictured above, was probably steam-powered.’
  • 79) ‘Paulino Gimenez was cleaning a painting that he believed was by a little known contemporary of Goya's when he uncovered hidden features bearing the unmistakable mark of the Spanish master.’
  • 80) ‘Before being freed, she was fitted with a special leg ring bearing unique identification marks, which can be clearly seen through binoculars.’
  • 81) ‘Outwardly healthy, the animal bore no visible wounds or signs of illness.’
  • 82) ‘Dating from 1465 to 1487, the Chenghua doucai jar bears the special tian mark and is decorated with red and yellow elephants dancing among waves.’
  • 83) ‘Looking up from the banks of the Danube River you will be charmed by the majesty of Bratislava Castle, which bears features of several distinct architectural styles.’
  • 84) ‘Cai bears unmistakable features of his Western heritage, with his thinning light-coloured hair, deep blue eyes and high nose.’
  • 85) ‘To achieve this, fifty retailers in the city must stock Fairtrade products and 25 catering outlets offer food bearing the Fairtrade mark.’
  • 86) ‘They not only show fine workmanship but also bear engraved marks.’
  • 87) ‘Because of these genes some families bear the same characteristics.’
  • 88) ‘It could be just the proud mum in me talking, but I think the kid bears a striking resemblance to Sheila E.’
  • 89) ‘Apart from seeing the happenings from her eyes/brain, the faces on the people bore a striking resemblance to our own, except for the hair and eye color.’
  • 90) ‘Its gates opened to any person who was born with the marking and he taught them why they had been marked, why they were set apart from any other ordinary person not bearing that marking.’
  • 91) ‘The scene game to an abrupt end and with it came the clarity that the girl bore a striking resemblance to herself at that age.’
  • 92) ‘Using the final digit of the vehicle number (odd or even), designate alternate days that vehicles bearing such numbers will be allowed to park in the city.’
  • 93) ‘What sort of degenerate would ignore the flashing lights of a vehicle clearly bearing the insignia of the Florida Highway Patrol?’
  • 94) ‘Allied ground forces in Normandy used a white star for the same reason, and in the Gulf war in 1990-1 Allied vehicles bore a distinguishing chevron.’
  • 95) ‘After what seemed an eternity, a transport helicopter bearing the insignia of the United States Navy appeared in the distance and headed straight for them.’
  • 96) ‘In fact, holidaymakers in Tenerife will now be able to see delivery vans bearing the company's logo on the roads, just like home.’
  • 97) ‘A short time later Ripley was seen to get into his pick-up truck bearing a distinctive Native American Indian emblem and used for transporting broken-down coaches.’
  • 98) ‘A private interstate highway system - say, one accessible only to cars bearing fish emblems - would have done nothing to reshape the landscape of the United States.’
  • 99) ‘There's an investment banking firm that bears his name.’
  • 100) ‘The merchant bank thus created still bears his name - Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.’
  • 101) ‘In the literary world, Catriona actually only turns up in Stevenson's sequel to Kidnapped, which bears her name as its title.’
  • 102) ‘York has always enjoyed a special relationship with the Queen Mother, due to her bearing the city's name in her title.’
  • 103) ‘Now, more than three years after the movie, comes the first title bearing the name Gladiator (although, it's not based on the movie).’
  • 104) ‘Mr Mackenzie, best known as proprietor of the Wood Street bar which bears his name, could not be contacted for comment.’
  • 105) ‘Gehrig was ill and later died of a disease that would bear his name even after it received its formal title, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.’
  • 106) ‘Dalton's statue - holding an historic, football-shaped molecule - is the first thing visitors see at the main entrance to the town hall and a city centre street bears his name.’
  • 107) ‘But Mr Beaumont believes the city owes Hudson a public apology and a more salubrious memorial than the ‘dreadful’ street which bears his name.’
  • 108) ‘Most of the people who came to the church in those days lived in Grey Town, Christianpet and of course, Addis Street, which bears the name of the founder of the church.’
  • 109) ‘One of the Foreign Service's major awards bears his name.’
  • 110) ‘A Memorial Center is dedicated to him, the stadium has been renamed in his honor, and a street now bears his name.’
  • 111) ‘All members have a personal profile, agreed between us when we meet, which bears your first name only.’
  • 112) ‘There are many streets bearing his name, and more than one has caused vociferous opposition from some interest groups.’
  • 113) ‘The second schedule bore the title ‘Technical Services Schedule’.’
  • 114) ‘Weatherby has two new calibers, Steyr has a new proprietary round and Marlin finally has a second cartridge bearing its name.’
  • 115) ‘There were three of us; each 16 months apart, each bearing an archangel's name as the middle moniker.’
  • 116) ‘He pointed to mugs, pens, paper hankies, the desk lamp, and calendar, all of which bore the trade names of antidepressants he had heard of.’
  • 117) ‘The Locarno, which was once a ballroom and Corn Exchange, is owned by businessman Gael Mackenzie, the proprietor of the growing chain of bars which bear his name.’
  • 118) ‘Pioneers in steel, oil, railroads, banking etc. have created foundations that bear their names.’
  • 119) ‘Yet despite his fierce appearance and the barbarous glint in his eyes, the Chief bore himself with a dignity no less than regal - so much so that Ravenna found her own father paling in comparison.’
  • 120) ‘Felicity Jones bears herself with dignity as a well-controlled Mariana.’
  • 121) ‘Few were the demonic females he had meet with such a fine physical shell and yet able to bear themselves with such dignity and self-control.’
  • 122) ‘Remember how proudly they bore themselves on the talk shows?’
  • 123) ‘Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’’
  • 124) ‘He bore himself with a slow and impressive dignity, as if he took command of all things from the instant of his entrance.’
  • 125) ‘Despite the valour of Galway's British contingent - the 6th and 9th Foot bore themselves especially well - almost all Galway's 15,000 men were killed or captured.’
  • 126) ‘But still, even with the fraying edges and fading embroidery, the flag bore itself with an elegance that I had never seen before.’
  • 127) ‘He bore himself regally yet treated none with contempt.’
  • 128) ‘Have you not heard of bearing yourself like this is a shame?’
  • 129) ‘In fact, he calls all of us to a prophetic life-a life that witnesses to the power of the Spirit through the words we speak, the ways we serve, even the way we bear ourselves.’
  • 130) ‘Moreover, in large scale strategy the superior man will manage many subordinates dextrously, bear himself correctly, govern the country and foster the people, thus preserving the ruler's discipline.’
  • 131) ‘The samurai's focus was on how to bear himself in battle, methods for achieving victory by destroying the enemy, and for dealing with the physical, emotional, and moral consequences of both victory and defeat.’
  • 132) ‘He doesn't have the build for the Jackie Chan stunts he uses to repel the onslaught of his friends in crime-fighting, and he doesn't bear himself with heroic presence.’
  • 133) ‘What it does teach him is how he can best bear himself when danger comes his way.’
  • 134) ‘You can't possibly blow it up, the mesh is mutually supporting, every girder bears the weight of everything above it.’
  • 135) ‘The sheer look in her eyes caused him to lose his balance, letting the wall bear all of his weight for him.’
  • 136) ‘It supported nothing, but was stout enough to have once borne a considerable weight, and likely, he thought, to have been a roof beam.’
  • 137) ‘The surgeon then instructs the patient to continue wearing the brace while beginning to bear full weight on the surgical leg.’
  • 138) ‘The website would not have borne this weight of traffic without the radical restructuring that was completed only last month.’
  • 139) ‘The Economist compares New York City to Atlas, bearing the weight of the world on its shoulders.’
  • 140) ‘Now is the time to lay foundations capable of bearing the top weight.’
  • 141) ‘Instead the chains - which can bear a weight of 68 tonnes each - crank into action, lowering and raising the Hull tidal barrier into position.’
  • 142) ‘Their leg, hip, and abdominal muscles become more flexible, and the back is strengthened to bear the additional weight.’
  • 143) ‘The softwood and chipboard shelves were ‘wholly inadequate’ to bear the weight.’
  • 144) ‘Since no horse could be found to bear her weight she used to career about after hounds in Windsor Great Park in a small chariot.’
  • 145) ‘Broilers are subjected to breeding regimes which produce birds unable to bear their own weight.’
  • 146) ‘He may be big, but not big enough to bear the weight of two or even three men's work.’
  • 147) ‘Osteoarthritis, which is due to wear and tear, is more common in the elderly and in the lower limbs that bear the body's weight.’
  • 148) ‘Perhaps they were deliberately designed to appear incapable of bearing the weight of this great rectangular zeppelin, or perhaps it was simply an oversight to make them seem so spindly.’
  • 149) ‘On his back, he bore the weight of two long, black, leathery wings that could easily smother a human each.’
  • 150) ‘Moving as one unit, they bore the massive weight of the scanner and slid it gently over the box.’
  • 151) ‘Joints move and bear a load: your weight, in other words.’
  • 152) ‘The two human figures are depicted astride donkeys, who bear the load of their human cargo with bent legs.’
  • 153) ‘This would also take the load off the Residency Road ramp, which will henceforth have to bear the load of descending traffic that was earlier split between the two down ramps.’
  • 154) ‘I didn't want to bear the responsibility for this.’
  • 155) ‘Somebody in the band needs to bear the responsibility for keeping time, and keeping everybody else in the same ballpark.’
  • 156) ‘The bees are moral agents, he argues, and must bear the responsibility for their own actions.’
  • 157) ‘You must also bear the responsibility for maintaining a secure site and liability for the content of the site.’
  • 158) ‘He accused the top officials of blaming each other with no one willing to bear the responsibility.’
  • 159) ‘For as we involve ourselves, we bear the responsibility even for results we did not anticipate.’
  • 160) ‘So it's a diversion from jail and you've got that saving, and the main aim is to save those diffused costs which are borne by victims.’
  • 161) ‘Country people have borne the brunt of the lifting of tariffs and withdrawal of state, government, bank and business services from the regions.’
  • 162) ‘Maybe it is time that the cost was borne by the people who can pay and provide relief for the those who cannot pay.’
  • 163) ‘The cost of operas in the past was borne largely by wealthy patrons, using the money which they extracted from the common people to fund their lifestyle.’
  • 164) ‘This will not be borne by the owners; it will be passed on to the clients.’
  • 165) ‘Everyone in society (except a couple of innocent landowners) gets some benefit, but only a few people bear the cost.’
  • 166) ‘But we can still ask whether the cost has to be borne by people who will never see the benefits.’
  • 167) ‘The cost will be borne by the people who are busy using candles and hot water bottles so that they do not use up power the local authority has asked them to save.’
  • 168) ‘This was because the risk of injury should be borne by the person who created the nuisance rather than a person who was using the highway in a proper manner.’
  • 169) ‘They were paid Regular Force wages only on the day they deployed, and their families bore the cost.’
  • 170) ‘Mr Thomas said that the finding could leave Mr Morgan with a huge financial cost that he would have to bear himself.’
  • 171) ‘The focus here is on the major cost components of injury that individuals would be expected to bear themselves, notably loss of earnings and pain and suffering.’
  • 172) ‘If he bears the weight of history's censure, he remained a small cog inside the wheel of Loch's strategy, the dash for improvement by the noble couple and the general challenge to the Highlands by modernity.’
  • 173) ‘And yet it's the safe majority who bear the undue weight of the government's ‘revenue raising’.’
  • 174) ‘Sadly, such a picture does not bear scrutiny, especially in the so-called top clubs, where discrimination on the grounds of age and sex is not only routine, but all too often is revelled in.’
  • 175) ‘But to shackle the BBC in the pursuit of original journalism would be entirely wrong - so long as the editorial processes bear scrutiny.’
  • 176) ‘The idea that the growing number of clubs standing on football's equivalent of death row are somehow the unfortunate victims of a natural disaster does not bear scrutiny.’
  • 177) ‘They are keeping quiet until their products are really ready to bear scrutiny.’
  • 178) ‘Such a view will not bear scrutiny either, for reasons to be discussed later; Wittgenstein indeed opens the Philosophical Investigations with a lengthy refutation of it.’
  • 179) ‘The accusation that the king aimed at increasing the royal prerogative or deliberately connived at secret influence will not bear scrutiny.’
  • 180) ‘The cost of intermediation and the cost of finance might be lower for the government as guarantor because it is better able to bear risks.’
  • 181) ‘The question of whether she could once again bear the weight of expectation and public scrutiny were answered last season.’
  • 182) ‘Can Kylie bear the weight of fantasy required to sustain such a role?’
  • 183) ‘Coulthard is the man most accustomed to it and he has proved, with every maturing year in the game, that he is capable of bearing the weight of expectation.’
  • 184) ‘Few would impeach any society's humanistic obligation to care for those who actually bear the weight of battle.’
  • 185) ‘But, you see, it's the woman that bears the difficulties of the pregnancy.’
  • 186) ‘Barbosa, the keeper who failed to save Brazil from Uruguay in the 1950 final, still bears his disgrace.’
  • 187) ‘Those risk-takers who attempt this method bear the ignominy of the dreaded spot if they fail.’
  • 188) ‘For many people it keeps getting harder to bear their desperation quietly.’
  • 189) ‘As for England's quarter-final exit, he bears the pain stoically.’
  • 190) ‘They know no better than to constantly bear whatever pain and suffering comes to them.’
  • 191) ‘Yet she bore her pain stoically, neither asking nor expecting him to help her through it.’
  • 192) ‘The miners seemed to bear their suffering stoically, though their conditions were very bad indeed.’
  • 193) ‘It is borne especially by the families left behind.’
  • 194) ‘His family bore an incredible hardship during the trials.’
  • 195) ‘People bore the tribulations of the subsequent years with astonishing patience.’
  • 196) ‘This year, they bore the weight of many expectations, and it may rather have crushed them.’
  • 197) ‘Men and women perform as equals, taking turns to bear the weight in lifts and jumps, and sometimes appearing to fight each other for the privilege.’
  • 198) ‘She would not be able to bear another tense, sleepless night.’
  • 199) ‘Being able to bear frustration is one level of dealing with it.’
  • 200) ‘As if no longer able to bear the echoes of horrors past, Kalin stopped his history lesson and looked at me for the first time in over an hour.’
  • 201) ‘He sobbed into the snow, not being able to bear the agony any longer.’
  • 202) ‘Any arms sales must seek the approval of all relevant departments and be able to bear pressure from organizations of every sort in society.’
  • 203) ‘I love my mother and I don't think I would ever be able to bear it if I lost her.’
  • 204) ‘Whatever happened to knights being able to bear a little hardship, I'd like to know?’
  • 205) ‘He resigned in the midst of it because he too was ethical and couldn't bear it anymore.’
  • 206) ‘Unable to bear the situation any longer, Zhang Jianya turned to the court, alleging that Zhang Chun had criminally infringed upon his reputation.’
  • 207) ‘We all feel that we can no longer bear the situation as it is.’
  • 208) ‘It was pouring with rain, so the mouse's hair was all spiky and we picked it up in a glass and took it into the front garden but could hardly bear to put it down because it was so cute.’
  • 209) ‘They were yearning to know whom he had finally chosen and could hardly bear to stay in the dark until that night, wondering if he'd made the right choice.’
  • 210) ‘Close as they were, the two could hardly bear to talk about Darwin's view of life.’
  • 211) ‘Grant and Malinda could hardly bear their separation, and Grant longed to see his five children, one of whom was born during the war.’
  • 212) ‘Tori could hardly bear it, how cute he looked with his mussed hair and confused expression.’
  • 213) ‘The pain got worse, and Raina could hardly bear it.’
  • 214) ‘I can't bear suspense in movies and books.’
  • 215) ‘Most people could not bear the thought of having their every move captured on film let alone watched by millions of television viewers.’
  • 216) ‘Cassie stood outside no longer able to bear the cloud of tension.’
  • 217) ‘I don't think I'll be able to bear it if he talks to me.’
  • 218) ‘No one really came to that dump to eat, so she was never really that busy, but work got so monotonous that with every passing day it seemed like she wouldn't be able to bear it.’
  • 219) ‘I shut my eyes tightly, not being able to bear the look of anguish on Adrian's face.’
  • 220) ‘The countryside gradually lost its brightness as the green grass faded into yellows and the flowers dried up and died, not able to bear the chilly temperatures.’
  • 221) ‘What I am saying really is that most people ask me how can I bear it, because they feel that they themselves couldn't bear it but they could if it happened to them.’
  • 222) ‘He said my skin was so smooth he couldn't bear it.’
  • 223) ‘I didn't go as often as I should because I couldn't bear it.’
  • 224) ‘I am so up and down at the moment that I can hardly bear myself.’
  • 225) ‘He said it was never the triumph, or the sensation of winning that drove me, just he couldn't bear himself when he lost.’
  • 226) ‘Rather, women in contemporary India are also ‘subjected to the suppressed anger of the middle-class man’ who ‘needs his wife's salary to savour the goodies, yet cannot bear her independence.’’
  • 227) ‘‘If you cannot bear your name being mentioned in criticisms, then you'd better go home and be an ordinary citizen,’ she said.’
  • 228) ‘As Dostoevsky once remarked, Russians cannot bear their own freedom; they seek someone before whom to bend their knee.’
  • 229) ‘He begs Achilles to send him to battle quickly (oka); he cannot bear Achilles' intractable patience.’
  • 230) ‘Aglaia cannot bear Nastasia taking precedence.’
  • 231) ‘Also, he cannot bear other people's misfortune.’
  • 232) ‘I have been here for 18 years and cannot bear the thought of leaving.’
  • 233) ‘She said: ‘I have two boys who still believe in Christmas and, even though I cannot bear the thought of doing it without their daddy, I cannot let them down.’’
  • 234) ‘I cannot bear the plethora of tacky, pointless, plasticky, badly constructed, playthings that are manufactured these days.’
  • 235) ‘This, just because a handful of people (who are probably tone deaf anyway) cannot bear the noise!’
  • 236) ‘I cannot bear the thought of having to use something that resembles tracing paper and is as absorbent as a £10.00 note!’
  • 237) ‘Every book I have written overflows with that loathing, and I cannot bear the sight of guns.’
  • 238) ‘The Montserrat population cannot bear any tax increases at this time.’
  • 239) ‘If Miss Field and her neighbours cannot bear the racket, they should consider moving out to the silent suburbs.’
  • 240) ‘To this day, one of my colleagues cannot bear the sound of rubber plimsolls on a wooden floor.’
  • 241) ‘I enjoys the cars in North America but cannot bear the boring life there.’
  • 242) ‘Emilia cannot bear him, and William appears to loathe her.’
  • 243) ‘Yeah, I bought that album with them on sofas, but can't bear her voice now.’
  • 244) ‘Having belonged to him once, I cannot bear myself.’
  • 245) ‘I myself had never had sisters or brothers - my mother had lost the ability to bear children at my birth.’
  • 246) ‘In 1851 he married Fanny Lucy Wightman, who was to bear six children, three of whom predeceased him.’
  • 247) ‘Herschel will leave nothing behind him because his late wife refused to bear children.’
  • 248) ‘Other men are deceived by wives who bear children through adulterous liaisons and who mislead them into thinking that the children are theirs.’
  • 249) ‘For in just two days my own wife is due to bear her second child.’
  • 250) ‘The risk of bearing a child with certain chromosomal birth defects increases as a woman ages.’
  • 251) ‘He was not happy and started seeing another girl who bore his child in April 1999.’
  • 252) ‘Arrangements for women who bore children or reared infants in prison were negligible.’
  • 253) ‘You must know that his wife passed away five years ago and they bore no children.’
  • 254) ‘Many mothers did not want to bear children, especially girls, last year because Ram children were seen as destined to lead miserable lives.’
  • 255) ‘Gwenifer had married and had borne her first child, a son.’
  • 256) ‘The drama tells the story of a king who takes a second wife because his Chinese queen is unable to bear children.’
  • 257) ‘She was the woman who would bear his children, raise and nurture them.’
  • 258) ‘This person had borne her, and done little else.’
  • 259) ‘Yet Zev had not returned her to the outside world as most Wolves did when their women were not able to bear them heirs.’
  • 260) ‘Despite what was certainly an extremely unhappy existence, Caroline managed to bear Christian a son and heir in 1768, the future King Frederick VI.’
  • 261) ‘We are the same sex and therefore, cannot bear children so possible arguments against it due to possible birth defects certainly do not apply.’
  • 262) ‘But, the birds can be brought back, if the authorities take up the planting of suitable varieties of plants, trees bearing berries and fruit.’
  • 263) ‘Plants can bear flowers and fruits at the same time, and die after fruiting.’
  • 264) ‘Even the most crooked apple tree can eventually bear good fruit.’
  • 265) ‘The tree of liberty bears beautiful flowers, but its roots are delicate; they will grow only in suitable ground.’
  • 266) ‘The small tree bears its fruits indiscriminately on twigs, branches, or trunk.’
  • 267) ‘Even so every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.’
  • 268) ‘The trees bearing rudraksha fruits are found in the Himalayan region, Nepal, and also in Indonesia and belong to the Eleo Carpus Ganitras type of plants.’
  • 269) ‘Moreover the trees bear fruits from October to February.’
  • 270) ‘True to its name, the ‘moottil pazham’ tree bears fruits only on the lower part of the trunk.’
  • 271) ‘Honestly, you'd think that after almost 20 years, a tree bearing golden fruit would actually stop being such an attention grabber.’
  • 272) ‘Trees bearing fruits or nuts can provide an excellent source of food for many species of wildlife.’
  • 273) ‘It dramatically speeds up the planting of community gardens and orchards with higher-yielding trees bearing better-quality fruits.’
  • 274) ‘The trees grown in pots bear fruits, shed their leaves and flower around the same time as they do under natural conditions.’
  • 275) ‘Apple trees, you see, are one of the few trees that will bear usable fruit within live years of being planted.’
  • 276) ‘Many fruit species bear an abundance of flowers producing a surplus of fruits that the tree is unable to support.’
  • 277) ‘This tall, bamboo-like grass bears dense panicles of flowers in late summer and fall.’
  • 278) ‘The 25-foot-tall tree bears lavender flowers in summer, and in fall, leaves turn brilliant red.’
  • 279) ‘It can even keep a tree from bearing any fruit at all.’
  • 280) ‘In a large garden consider the merits of trees bearing green fruit.’
  • 281) ‘Choose flowers that produce nectar; trees, shrubs and vines that bear fruit; or plants bearing nuts or seed that birds and other wildlife eat.’
  • 282) ‘Down the whitened streets, past the whitened cars, whitened trees still bearing leaves, whitened people, we discussed society and art, and the act of creating.’
  • 283) ‘The path bears right again to curve round under the summit.’
  • 284) ‘Nature should have told him that when he heads south from Alaska during his herd's annual autumn migration to warmer water, he has to bear right at San Francisco.’
  • 285) ‘The wide forest trail begins to bear west and continues Westerly to the 5K mark which is 100m before the minor trail junction (which leads to the summit road).’
  • 286) ‘bear left when the road forks onto Lacey Drive, and then get over on the right.’
  • 287) ‘bear south, then climb the steps to the northwest.’
  • 288) ‘Turn right here, over a stile in the hedgerow, and bear north-eastwards across the pasture to the next stile in 250 yards.’
  • 289) ‘Turn off the road as if entering the driving range but bear left - the building is straight ahead of you with a big sign in the front of it!’
  • 290) ‘Follow the forestry track until you emerge from the woods, cross the bridge over a burn, then bear right up the rough, stony and often wet track which rises steeply to the Bealach na Sroine.’
  • 291) ‘Drive two miles along the paved road and bear right at the fork.’
  • 292) ‘Recent DNA analysis indicates that giant pandas are more closely related to bears and red pandas are more closely related to raccoons.’
  • 293) ‘The five national and sixty six provincial parks contain a healthy population of bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, bears, wolves, bison and woodland caribou.’
  • 294) ‘Polar bears are closely related to bears like the grizzly, but are considered marine mammals since they have adopted a marine lifestyle.’
  • 295) ‘Coyotes, foxes, bears, mountain lions, and bobcats all prey on livestock.’
  • 296) ‘From North America came squirrels and raccoons, bears and bison, eagles and an elk.’
  • 297) ‘Multiple bear species, including polar bears and grizzlies, have been crossbred in zoos.’
  • 298) ‘Occasionally the bears eat small mammals, fish, and insects for extra protein (brown bear fun facts).’
  • 299) ‘He also described other cats, wolves, bears, peccaries, camels, and many other vertebrates from La Brea; the picture on the right depicts him in the field at La Brea.’
  • 300) ‘In the morning, new tracks tell us that a bear walked right past our tent, probably following its usual route.’
  • 301) ‘Dinerstein believes bears, wolves, bison, and elk are the way to go if the goal is to restore the grandeur of the Pleistocene to the Great Plains.’
  • 302) ‘The London zoo has an extensive collection of birds, small mammals, bears and hippos, and apes and monkeys.’
  • 303) ‘The bear, wolf, coyote, fisher, wolverine, otter, and lynx prey upon the beaver who is, nevertheless, a powerful antagonist when at bay.’
  • 304) ‘When bears or mountain lions are killed, others come to take their territory, perpetuating the problem.’
  • 305) ‘These bears are omnivores and food is a top priority in their lives.’
  • 306) ‘If there were no genetic potential in the bear family to grow really thick fur, then no bears would ever have inhabited the Arctic.’
  • 307) ‘Scenes on the mugs include mountain lions, whitetail deer, bears, rainbow trout and geese.’
  • 308) ‘In some parts of America, people like to hunt deer, elk and bears, while in other areas they hunt wild boars.’
  • 309) ‘Hair samples that have been recovered from alleged Bigfoot encounters have turned out to come from elk, bears or cows.’
  • 310) ‘This means more bear sightings, more run-ins with humans and increasing property damage.’
  • 311) ‘In Squamish, cougar and bear sightings continue to increase as the animals' nearby natural habitat continues to decrease.’
  • 312) ‘So, you could say I am having the best of my childhood now, buying bears, jigsaw puzzles, paper dolls and what have you.’
  • 313) ‘It has raised more than £1m through the sale of toy bears.’
  • 314) ‘Howard handed Schwarzenegger a pair of RM Williams boots, while the governor gave the Australian leader a toy bear.’
  • 315) ‘As a boy he cared more for the Yankees' star Mickey Mantle than for a toy bear.’
  • 316) ‘For $16 I bought a bear and a tiny plastic phone at my local toy store.’
  • 317) ‘At Mama's urging, Sister makes a wish on a star for a toy bear.’
  • 318) ‘The incident was reported in the Washington Post and an enterprising Brooklyn toyshop owner had the brain wave of creating a toy bear named Teddy's bear.’
  • 319) ‘Cuddly bears, toy cars, and children's books are all desperately needed for a special NSPCC Christmas party.’
  • 320) ‘By the summer of 1906, toy bears attracted crowds of little boys and their parents along boardwalks at the seaside resorts of the Jersey Shore.’
  • 321) ‘Alan and Patricia Campbell, authors of a popular series of children's books featuring a toy bear called Bromley, take a different line.’
  • 322) ‘He had a little toy bear in his left hand, which was the side facing up.’
  • 323) ‘Why use a friendly, cuddly bear, which is usually a toy and associated with young children, and exploit that?’
  • 324) ‘Back to the toy stall and a battered old bear grabs your attention and you can't resist putting your hand into your pocket again.’
  • 325) ‘I was close enough to listen to his patter as he gave the girl a cuddly little toy bear.’
  • 326) ‘Mandy grabbed Frizzy and Teddy, the bear that Mark won for her.’
  • 327) ‘She handed him a small Icee bear toy, a silly straw, and a stack of tattoos.’
  • 328) ‘Fay designed her own bear collection and after she died a New Zealand bear artist designed a teddy in her memory.’
  • 329) ‘The GWR FM morning crew will be selling cuddly bears to raise money for Swindon Cares.’
  • 330) ‘My stuffed bear, Cid, has quite a bit of built in presence into him.’
  • 331) ‘The bears are collected at local fire and police departments in Massachusetts, but you can donate too.’
  • 332) ‘It's not fun, it does hurt, abominably, and I do feel like a lumbering bear, huffing and puffing like Pooh on a bad day.’
  • 333) ‘Did you ever hear someone describe a big, lumbering, warm-hearted bear of a guy?’
  • 334) ‘When you spend a good time alone, like a week, without hardly saying a word to anyone, with hardly any phone calls, you tend to retreat into lumbering bear mode.’
  • 335) ‘O'Mara, a disgruntled bear of a man, contends that the case rests entirely on the credibility of Hearst, which is shaky at best.’
  • 336) ‘Old Ottokar Brandt (Siegfried Rumann of Grand Hotel), a great bear of a man whose crippled left arm once played a gifted violin, has taught his daughter all he knows of music.’
  • 337) ‘‘I go out with my mates a lot,’ she says when I suggest she might just be a little bit of a square bear.’
  • 338) ‘He can't come across as the bad news bear, lest people decide they don't want to listen to doomsday prophesies for the next four years.’
  • 339) ‘This time Mrs. Blade calls in and she is a bear in the morning.’
  • 340) ‘At least my mother never mentioned I was a bear in the morning, getting up and ready for the school bus.’
  • 341) ‘He was a bear to get along with sometimes, and temperamental as the very devil, but underneath it all he was really a good man and a great man.’
  • 342) ‘The same also holds true if bears push prices down but cannot achieve a close near the low, in which case a buy signal is issued.’
  • 343) ‘But the bears priced at the bottom level will not be vintage, and certainly will not be by any of these makers.’
  • 344) ‘If prices fall to a new low but bear power shows a higher bottom, prices are falling and bears become weaker.’
  • 345) ‘Not surprisingly few paid attention to the bears until the stock markets peaked in early 2000 and the crash began.’
  • 346) ‘bear power, by contrast, is the capacity of bears to push prices below the moving average.’
  • 347) ‘Turmoil on international stock means stock market bulls and bears have persuasive arguments, but which prognosis do you believe?’
  • 348) ‘Back then, a plunge in Impressionist prices touched off an art market crash; bears fret that the same thing could happen now if contemporary art prices go south.’
  • 349) ‘During a bear market the bears rule, and bulls don't stand a chance.’
  • 350) ‘Second, there is bias favoring bull speculators in the bond market vis-à-vis the bears.’
  • 351) ‘If bears cannot close the market near the lows during a bear market, they are weaker than they would appear on the surface.’
  • 352) ‘When it falls below the center line, the bears are the market's leaders.’
  • 353) ‘The bottom-shunners, the market's many bears, fall back on fundamentals.’
  • 354) ‘Some of the best in the bond market say a bond bear could be at hand.’
  • 355) ‘Thus, according to the gold bears, Gold Stocks are in a bear market with the current rally described as a bear market rally.’
  • 356) ‘All of the late 1990's bears are now in such a deep hope.’
  • 357) ‘The bears were in control then but paid the price by staying short the market.’
  • 358) ‘The last bear in question was fund manager Tony Dye.’
  • 359) ‘Every fact and expert opinion that I read has convinced me that the real drop in our economy will be a severe depression that lies ahead when the bears are in full control of the stock market.’
  • 360) ‘But will the market fall fast and hard as so many bears are forecasting?’
  • 361) ‘This means the bears are losing their grip on the market and simple inertia is driving prices lower.’

Examples

  • 1) The irony is that models and fashion editors are wearing them with bare legs in freezing conditions.
  • 2) It is claimed that she then bared her own chest to make the point.
  • 3) This system has been simplified to a bare minimum.
  • 4) bare walls can make the garden feel as though it's closing in.
  • 5) Now, though, he sat on the other side of a desk from me in a bare room adjoining the cell block.
  • 6) He said that a man had climbed on to a neighbour's car and in through an open window in his bare feet, leaving footprints on the roof.
  • 7) When the nation arrived at hard times the cupboard was bare.
  • 8) He showed me into a bare room and left.
  • 9) We emerged into a vast chamber walled with bare iron.
  • 10) They are more easily detected in winter when the trees are bare.
  • 11) What would you throw together from a fridge with only bare essentials in it?
  • 12) To win two is the bare minimum.
  • 13) These have smothered the bare branches in my garden during the past couple of months.
  • 14) They lay a single egg that hatches directly on to the bare rock.
  • 15) His bare foot then slammed on to the upturned key.
  • 16) So would you dare to bare your body hair?
  • 17) The trouble is that the cupboard is now bare.
  • 18) My parents were looking at bare walls.
  • 19) The trees are still bare but the leaves will be coming.
  • 20) Time to grin and bare it?
  • 21) Such was the potential danger that she was assigned a bare room in a heavily protected compound and given a flak jacket.
  • 22) You have two defensive tricks, but a bare hand offensively.
  • 23) There's only so much bare chest you can show.
  • 24) Without her, the stage is too bleak and bare.
  • 25) After a few nights eating ready meals, the fridge is bare.
  • 26) In what I call bare assent, there is no time-element in the feeling of belief, though there may be in the content of what is believed.
  • 27) Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone Wednesday released what he termed a bare-bones proposed budget that will avoid doomsday job, school and service cuts, but will h ...
  • 28) After what she described as a bare-bones Christmas, she said she looked over her household finances and realized they might lose their home.
  • 29) Lucia came outside in bare feet with a tablecloth tied around her neck like a superhero.
  • 30) Professional development in bare Swing nowadays is something really odd.
  • 31) Did she have a full Brazilian before she set sail on her cruise and learn since her shipwreck that bare is not the fashion here in Illyria?
  • 32) And you're standing here in bare feet in your long trousers that are hiked up and you're saying, who would let me near him?
  • 33) ‘They shared a white sheet covering their bare body from the waist down.’
  • 34) ‘‘I need a cup of coffee, and badly,’ he decided as he got out of bed and threw a robe on, covering his bare body.’
  • 35) ‘Fabyein's broad back was turned to her; his sun-darkened body was bare beneath the covers.’
  • 36) ‘A thin dark-colored membrane of some sort covered his bare body snugly.’
  • 37) ‘As I listened to the man ramble on and on, I envisioned myself on a beach, the waves rolling toward my bare body sprawled out on the soft, powdery sand.’
  • 38) ‘Water dripped off of Melissa's bare body, and the woman's clothing soaked some off of her flesh.’
  • 39) ‘As Erik rose to his feet in the shallow waters she could see that he was again bare to the waist, except for a white bandage wrapped around his left bicep.’
  • 40) ‘He was bare from the waist up and Maria could see why he was so strong and fast.’
  • 41) ‘The sheets were gathered around his waist and his upper body was bare.’
  • 42) ‘The only bummer is when I look at my bare body in the mirror.’
  • 43) ‘I looked down at my feet and sure enough, they were bare.’
  • 44) ‘They wrapped about one leg, leaving the other bare, covered her body, and finally encased her head.’
  • 45) ‘David jerked upright in his bed, the sheet falling off of the upper half of his body to reveal his bare torso covered in sweat.’
  • 46) ‘He certainly doesn't look uncomfortable, relaxing back in a reclining chair, one of his bare feet covered by a towel while Sally works on the other.’
  • 47) ‘From now on, in the name of safety, it's a Lycra body stocking and bare feet for me.’
  • 48) ‘It'd sound really drastic if I told you they were all bare, but I never realized how much hair I had on my body until I started doing this.’
  • 49) ‘He folded his arms across his chest, drawing my attention to them and making me notice that they were fully bare from the shoulder downwards.’
  • 50) ‘She lifted the side of the towel and saw she was bare under it and her eyes widened, pulling the towel tightly back around her.’
  • 51) ‘Mr Cunningham stood there, an amused, appreciative look on his face as his gaze swept my almost bare figure.’
  • 52) ‘How the trees looked so naked and bare with no coverings.’
  • 53) ‘I love to watch plants grow, covering fences and bare earth.’
  • 54) ‘Roofs seemed to jig unevenly as shingles drooped off of the edges, while many had bare spots with no covering at all.’
  • 55) ‘The floor was left bare because floor coverings would have been ruined by tobacco spit.’
  • 56) ‘Covering bare soil with a generous mulch of stable manure or compost is usually only practical for small areas.’
  • 57) ‘The Royal Native Oyster Stores looks exactly the way you have always wanted a fish restaurant to look: all bare bricks and exposed floorboards and battered tables.’
  • 58) ‘Beds are set on platforms or suspended from ceilings, bathtubs are hewn from blocks of black granite or pale limestone, and the bare wood floorboards are wide, limed and lacquered.’
  • 59) ‘The servant padded off down the bare wooden floorboards.’
  • 60) ‘The deciduous trees were just barely in bud; the aspens were as bare as whisk brooms.’
  • 61) ‘At the riverside, hawthorns, oaks, beeches and other trees stand stark and bare.’
  • 62) ‘The green fields were blackened and the trees had been stripped bare by locusts.’
  • 63) ‘Goya shows them sitting on rocks under a bare tree, cutting plugs of contraband tobacco, with a coil of rope on the ground, handy for tying up victims.’
  • 64) ‘One time someone ordered this adorable little seaweed that looked like tiny bare tree branches from a winter forest and I missed the name.’
  • 65) ‘The trees are bare, the land is bleak, closed, unproductive and numb, its furrows seemingly incapable of the new life we hope for in the spring.’
  • 66) ‘Usually, performances that are considered brave rely on physical nudity to let the audience know that the actor is emotionally bare.’
  • 67) ‘The walls were painted a warm shade of green and besides a few prints of famous paintings and a single photo of his family they were completely bare.’
  • 68) ‘Andrew scoured the bare halls for a possible informant; quickly turning and grasping the arm of a passing soldier.’
  • 69) ‘Whereas in the other rooms columns formed two symmetrical rows along the sides of the hall, this hall was completely bare.’
  • 70) ‘The trees would normally be thick, and snag with clawing branches and deceptive leaves, but now they were bare and skeletal, and seemed so weak.’
  • 71) ‘They were bare, save for bolts and slider pieces that littered the ground.’
  • 72) ‘She opened the light green fridge, an odd colour but it was just regular by Val's standards, and rummaged through the bare contents.’
  • 73) ‘He was in a plain, bare cell with bars and the whole bit.’
  • 74) ‘Children told me of having their rooms stripped bare and the contents thrown into the corridor.’
  • 75) ‘James lives in a bare cell of a bedroom - only allowed out to do the housework - until he's rescued from his miserable existence by a magical giant peach and ends up famous in New York.’
  • 76) ‘Vulnerable people who have committed no crime and pose no threat to society are regularly forced to wait in bare cells before they get specialist treatment.’
  • 77) ‘The individual cells were tiny, bare closets with no amenities, and were designed to be too short to lie down in.’
  • 78) ‘In the dry season, all life moves north, leaving the southern plains disappointingly bare and empty.’
  • 79) ‘Their prison cell was stripped bare because it was assumed that, as protesters, they would destroy everything they could.’
  • 80) ‘When I located the store, it looked suspiciously bare, numerous empty displays, etc.’
  • 81) ‘The stage is bare and empty, it looks like a typical display of Volksbühne churlishness, ingeniousness and fractiousness.’
  • 82) ‘Although the garden is looking spartan it's not bare.’
  • 83) ‘After Mass the Blessed Eucharist was brought to the Altar of Repose and the Tabernacle was left open, bare and empty.’
  • 84) ‘Griffith looked inside the first window and saw that it was an empty bare room with a single white bed inside, with a heavy metal door inside that resembled a safe door.’
  • 85) ‘They were headed farther down, several levels below the room they'd been in the day before, hoping to find more than empty rooms and bare alcoves.’
  • 86) ‘For better or for worse, the room was Spartan, almost bare.’
  • 87) ‘Behind it was something of a hidden room - bare, empty, but still there.’
  • 88) ‘Before my eyes was a large, empty chamber, bare save for an interesting pattern etched upon the floor and a weapon rack by the entrance.’
  • 89) ‘As Meg brought Scott down to the car after the moving men had carried off all the stuff, Julia walked around in the empty and bare apartment.’
  • 90) ‘With a quick glance at the bare cupboards and empty refrigerator, came the realization that John was not used to eating at home.’
  • 91) ‘We were at pretty close to 100 percent occupancy of recreational vehicles and now they are bare, those parks.’
  • 92) ‘For all that, the staging will be simple, a bare set putting the focus on the performers' physical presence.’
  • 93) ‘In general he eschewed complicated effects of pulsating or flashing lights, preferring a bare and simple presentation that brought him within the orbit of Minimal art.’
  • 94) ‘Nicole told Tommy that she liked the simple, bare hotel room.’
  • 95) ‘The most plausible accounts of the Buddha's life before and during the awakening are found in bare and simple narratives in which the Buddha seems to speak of his own experience.’
  • 96) ‘The wooden table was bare and simple here, with only a single fork as a utensil.’
  • 97) ‘So appealing to rights communicates more than does the bare appeal to basic capabilities, without any further ethical argument of the sort I have supplied.’
  • 98) ‘It was pretty basic with all the bare necessities and most importantly it had running water and proper loos.’
  • 99) ‘For the most part, this is a bare basics album with Branch's voice and guitar always very much to the fore.’
  • 100) ‘Their kids would probably be plain, bare and simple-minded.’
  • 101) ‘Typical of Beckett's later preoccupation with the art of minimalism, this performance cuts the story down to the bare essentials.’
  • 102) ‘Believed to be crammed with as many as 10,000 inmates at any given time, Insein is perennially short of bare essential supplies.’
  • 103) ‘This is fine for the wilderness backpacker, but those who want to carry a little more than just the bare essentials are nowadays more or less confined to official camp sites.’
  • 104) ‘McCauley's black and white photographs of sinks and other built-in fixtures show the bare essentials of a home.’
  • 105) ‘Jonathan Miller's bare, contemporary production of Cosi Fan Tutte set tongues wagging at its first outing in 1995, for its Armani costumes.’
  • 106) ‘Although a mostly bare production, in that it relied almost entirely on acting rather than stagecraft, this Twelfth Night had elements of the spectacular about it.’
  • 107) ‘It is not bare production according to the direction, is it?’
  • 108) ‘Nothing covered the doors; they were just bare brown wooden doors.’
  • 109) ‘By doing this, Waits has stripped the music down to its bare elements - raw blues, world beats and bare folk - and this does not always work.’
  • 110) ‘The bare figures, however, conceal the fact that domestic inflation is still stubbornly high.’
  • 111) ‘It is laid out in an area the size of a football field and represented with the bare minimum of stage furniture.’
  • 112) ‘Keep your contemporary furniture choices to a bare minimum.’
  • 113) ‘Households have the bare minimum of furniture, with mattresses spread on the floor at night for beds.’
  • 114) ‘His was a plain room, with white walls and a bare minimum of furniture.’
  • 115) ‘It is, your Honour, it is an extraordinary case, but at last the Supreme Court got it right, if by a mere bare majority.’
  • 116) ‘Granted, some still get by with the bare minimum, but the great majority produce work of much higher quality than 20 years ago.’
  • 117) ‘The walls were all white and what furniture there was in the room was kept to a bare minimum, with only two chairs on one side of the bed.’
  • 118) ‘According to recent opinion polls, a bare majority of the American public believes that the situation in Iraq will not improve in the near future.’
  • 119) ‘A new survey had found that ‘a bare majority’ did see improvements, but just under half thought Edexcel's services were getting worse.’
  • 120) ‘In trying to keep council services to a bare minimum, they are yet again lining up another key service for closure.’
  • 121) ‘Journalists spend an extraordinary amount of time paring the information in their copy down to the bare minimum, especially in the all-important lead paragraph.’
  • 122) ‘In the law, God commands the bare minimum of what is required of us; in liturgy he seeks to pour out the riches of what he wishes to give us: himself.’
  • 123) ‘For its part, the health board claims that the applications currently submitted constitute a bare minimum of the health services needed in the community.’
  • 124) ‘Even with the doctor's notes, I was given bare minimum to live on, and was forced to pay for most of the medications I needed to take around the clock in order to breathe.’
  • 125) ‘Even though a rather big ‘I’ features in the major part of the narration, references to the family are limited to the bare minimum.’
  • 126) ‘By his calculations, the Conservatives need to make 158 gains to achieve a bare majority, and substantially more than 200 seats are up for grabs.’
  • 127) ‘The kindness I encountered last year is absent; a western face brings a sullen welcome, calibrated to the bare minimum.’
  • 128) ‘Yesterday I did less than the bare minimum of work.’
  • 129) ‘Since I haven't read anybody else saying it yet, I'll jump up and be the first: they should be fired, at a bare minimum.’
  • 130) ‘I put the bare amount of makeup on with trembling hands… wondering if now would be a good time to take up alcoholism with a vengeance.’
  • 131) ‘The bare amount of light it cast illuminated the western sky in a gorgeous rainbow of pinks, yellows, and oranges.’
  • 132) ‘He only drank the bare amount of blood he needed to stay alive from Elvadriewyn.’
  • 133) ‘And ran out bare minutes later with generous amounts of local brie, stilton and mature cheddar, plus a box of mixed highland soft cheeses and some oatcakes.’
  • 134) ‘Nine's reluctance to issue ratings reports during the Olympics lasted a day, with the channel releasing bare figures this morning.’
  • 135) ‘One of the prisoners bared his back after his initial arrest to reveal open welts allegedly caused by baton and rubber hoses.’
  • 136) ‘With Britney baring her belly every chance she gets, tummies are getting more attention than ever.’
  • 137) ‘The Comte rushed to help her, and as she seemed to be stifling, cut her bodice open with his dagger, baring her shoulder.’
  • 138) ‘Now, I have a bit of a problem though - one of the outfits means I will be baring bits of skin that don't usually see the light of day.’
  • 139) ‘It opens with a glistening Moore in skintight, mid-riff baring workout clothes doing yoga.’
  • 140) ‘He grinned rather shyly at us, baring an impressive row of gold teeth, but clearly did not know what to do with the gadget.’
  • 141) ‘King Mswati III of Swaziland was forced to revoke an edict making it an offence to ridicule the royals by baring buttocks.’
  • 142) ‘Inside the mill dampness is baring the wood made bricks after nearly 150 years, and requires some action.’
  • 143) ‘Eighteen months ago Finnigan suffered the embarrassment of baring her bra to the nation during a TV award show.’
  • 144) ‘My statue of Jesus baring his bleeding heart has everything to do with kitsch and nothing to do with religious fanaticism.’
  • 145) ‘Jennifer Lopez scotched rumours that she is pregnant by baring her stomach on live TV yesterday..’
  • 146) ‘They watch too much MuchMusic and need to idolise somebody who isn't baring her midriff.’
  • 147) ‘He also has gnomes baring their backsides, and a scattering of fake skulls, but he said all of these were just part of who he was.’
  • 148) ‘On the other hand, they have him baring his chest, and wearing a vest in a song.’
  • 149) ‘These women baring their upper bodies to the sun are a healthy expression of unselfconsciousness.’
  • 150) ‘Gaumont never did answer the question of whether she'd be baring it all in the show.’
  • 151) ‘Why do males get away with baring their chests without coming under fire by critics?’
  • 152) ‘Though what we see is a woman lifting her shift and baring her legs, she is not inviting observation.’
  • 153) ‘This means having my winter boots surgically removed and baring my feet to the world.’
  • 154) ‘I put in bare work in the studio today.’
  • 155) ‘Got bare work to do tomoz.’
  • 156) ‘I remember the days I thought £1000 was bare money.’
  • 157) ‘Why are bare peeps I don't know adding me on FB?’
  • 158) ‘I'm just realizing that I have bare shoes.’
  • 159) ‘Happy birthday, hope you get bare cash.’
  • 160) ‘Must take actors bare time to learn lines.’
  • 161) ‘As you can see I write bare tweets when I'm bored.’
  • 162) ‘I feel like this girl invites bare people to her baby shower just for the gifts.’
  • 163) ‘I've applied for bare jobs.’
  • 164) ‘I'm getting bare mad at this phone.’
  • 165) ‘Jessie J's Alive album is bare good.’
  • 166) ‘He used to make bare good music.’
  • 167) ‘She looks bare pleased with herself!’
  • 168) ‘My Mum's bare happy today.’
  • 169) ‘Why is everyone so depressed lately? I'm bare happy!’
  • 170) ‘Got caught in the rain and now am bare wet.’
  • 171) ‘Everything was bare cheap back then.’
  • 172) ‘Last night was bare weird.’
  • 173) ‘I wake up bare starving every morning.’
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