Doesn t bear thinking about

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Quote by Mark Twain: “I couldnt bear to think about it; and yet, som...”

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Bare means naked, but to bear is to carry something. A bear is also a brown furry animal, but most people keep that one straight. It's getting down to the bare bones. Bare-knuckled or barehanded means the gloves are off. Don't walk on glass in bare feet, and don't bare your soul to a con artist.

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'I can't bear thinking of her in that prison with the rapists, murderers, prostitutes and jihadis':

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The other forms of bear are bears , bore , borne. However, the past form and -ed participle are rarely used. Bear is often used in negative sentences. If you can't bear something or someone, you dislike them very much. If you tolerate or put up with something, you accept it, although you don't like it or approve of it.

To an extent, you can understand why people might think a recession would do some good — shake us out of our apathy. But cripes, there is little more apathetic than being so cavalier about a recession. Obviously, with distance comes a blurring of memory, and perhaps a forgetting of what recession means. And you can understand why people forget — because most have no idea. Unless you are in your late 40s you have no idea what it is like to see jobs and likely yours evaporate around you. At the time I was a student working a pretty easy casual kitchenhand job at my university boarding college.

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