bear (v.), past forms bore, borne Old form(s): beare , beares
carry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
1H6 II.iv.86[Richard to Warwick, of Somerset] He bears him on the place's privilege [i.e. he relies on the fact that the Temple is a privileged place of sanctuary]
Cor IV.vii.15[Lieutenant to Aufidius, of Coriolanus] either / Have borne the action of yourself, or else / To him had left it solely
Cor IV.vii.21[Aufidius to Lieutenant, of Coriolanus] he bears all things fairly
Cym II.i.53[Second Lord alone, of the Queen] a woman that / Bears all down with her brain [i.e. carries all before her]
Ham IV.iii.7[Claudius to himself, of Hamlet] To bear all smooth and even, / This sudden sending him away must seem / Deliberate pause
KJ III.iv.149[Cardinal Pandulph to Lewis the Dauphin, of King John imprisoning Arthur] This act, so evilly borne
MA II.iii.216[Benedick alone] The conference was sadly borne
Mac III.vi.3[Lennox to Lord] Things have been strangely borne
TNK III.i.90[Palamon to Arcite] dares any / So noble bear a guilty business? [i.e. commit a shameful deed]
TNK V.ii.99.1[Messenger to Gaoler, of the field where Arcite and Palamon fight] You bear a charge there too
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