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BEAR, v. To import, signify, purport, mean, imply. Arch. in St.Eng. [be:r] Sc. 1927  D. Murray Old College of Gsw. 94:
Beneath this there was another inscription bearing that the building was erected in 1656.
Lnk. 1712  Minutes J.P.'s Lnk. (S.H.S. 1931) 136:
As the saids Justices of the Peace their Act, made thereupon, bears. pr.ppl. bearand.
Lnk. 1709  Minutes J. P.'s Lnk. (S.H.S. 1931) 72:
The said complaint and executions of citation given thereupon bearand the said James Gray to have been summoned to compear.

Phrases: (1) Bear afore, appear in vision to. Ork.(D) 1880  W. T. Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 141:
Th'u bears afore me e'en sae plain. [O.N. bera fyrir, come before (one's eyes) (Marw.).]

(2) To bear the gree. see Gree.

(3) †To bear upon, to restrain oneself, to conceal one's feelings. Abd. 1768  A. Ross Helenore 27:
He buir upon him, an' never loot her ken, That he was onie ways about her fain.

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