bear (v.), past forms bore, borne Old form(s): beare, beares
tolerate, endure, put up with
2H4 II.iv.58[Hostess to Doll and Falstaff] One must bear, and that [to Doll] must be you [also: support weight; bear children]
2H4 V.iii.29[Davy to those he is serving] What you want in meat, we'll have in drink; but you must bear
2H6 II.i.150[King to God, of Simpcox] seest thou this, and bearest so long?
2H6 II.iii.41[Queen to all, of Gloucester] [he] bears so shrewd a maim
AYL III.ii.162[Rosalind to Celia, of verses] some of them had in them more feet than the verses would bear
Cor III.iii.33[Coriolanus to Menenius] an hostler, that for th'poorest piece / Will bear the knave by th'volume [i.e. will put up with being called knave]
JC III.iii.18[Second Plebeian to Cinna, of his reply] You'll bear me a bang for that [i.e. you'll get a thump]
Tim III.v.40[First Senator to Alcibiades] To revenge is no valour, but to bear [i.e. true valour lies in putting up with wrongs]
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