bear (v.), past forms bore, borne Old form(s): beare
sustain, carry through, keep going
AW III.iii.5[Bertram to Duke, of receiving command] We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sake
H5 I.ii.213[Canterbury to all] a thousand actions ... be all well borne / Without defeat
Ham I.iii.67[Polonius to Laertes, of a quarrel] being in, / Bear't that th'opposed may beware of thee
JC II.i.226[Brutus to all] bear it as our Roman actors do, / With untired spirits and formal constancy
Luc.1132[Lucrece as if to the nightingale] I [will] ... with deep groans the diapason bear
Tem I.ii.426[Ferdinand to Miranda] Vouchsafe ... that you will some good instruction give / How I may bear me here
Tim I.i.181.1[Jeweller to Timon, of being rebuked by Apemantus] We'll bear, with your lordship [i.e. we can cope with him, if you can]
WT IV.iv.293[Autolycus to all] I can bear my part
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