A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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We say to hear a burden, to bear sorrow or reproach, to bear a name, to bear a
grudge, to Bear fruit, or to bear children. The word bear is used in very different
senses. Watts. 2. To carry as a burden. They bear him upon the shoulder; they
Animals that use a great deal of labour and exercise, have their solid parts more
elastick and strong; they can bear, and ; to have, stronger food rbuthnot on
Aliments. II. To carry in the mind, as love, hate. How did the open multitude reveal
[from To bear.] 1. A carrier of any thing, who conveys any thing from one place or
person to another. He should the bearers put to sudden death, Not shriving time ..
.]. Shakspeare. Forgive the learer of unhappy news; Your alter'd father openly ...
Locke. There is no vice which mankind carries to such wild extremes, as that of
avarice. Swift. 16. To urge; to bear forward with some kind of external impulse.
Men are strongly carried out to, and hardl took off from, the practice of vice. South.
What any thing can bear. Take of aqua-fortis two ounces, of quicksilver two
drachms, for that charge the 24tiafortis will bear, the dissolution will not bear a
fiint as big as a nutmeg. Bacon. 17. The quantity of powder and bali put into a gun
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