bear up

  1. endure cheerfully
    She bore up under the enormous strain
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How To Use bear up In A Sentence

  • Maggy sat at her work in her great white cap with its quantity of opaque frilling hiding what profile she had (she had none to spare), and her serviceable eye brought to bear upon her occupation, on the window side of the room. Little Dorrit
  • Perhaps his companions in tribulation insulted over him, because he had often been disappointed of a cure; therefore Christ took him for his patient: it is his honour to side with the weakest, and bear up those whom he sees run down. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
  • This old bridge can hardly bear up against the force of torrents.
  • I want to make it quite clear that I shall never tolerate any kind of jobbery, nepotism or any influence directly or indirectly brought to bear upon me. Bloggers.Pakistan
  • We must bring all our energies to bear upon the task.
  • Thankfully, all hands are steady enough to bear up under the scrutiny and they manage to avoid any true calamity, although moments do arise when you may find yourself longing for the introduction of a stray sousaphone or two.
  • The old bridge can hardly bear up its own weight now.
  • This ship will bear up to Havana.
  • The sound can be modified accordingly as the strokes of each bow bear upon the callosity, which is itself serrated or wrinkled, or on one of the four smooth radiating nervures. Social Life in the Insect World
  • I wish that someone had brought $56 billion to bear upon my life … but the day President Kennedy was buried, which was a no school day for me, my brother and I shovelled stuff out of a local farmer's septic tank with a shovel for 75 cents per hour for the two of us. Time to follow Fields' example and quit Afghanistan | Pratap Chatterjee
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