• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Abear To bear; to behave. "So did the faery knight himself abear ."
    • Abear To put up with; to endure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abear To bear; behave.
    • abear To suffer or tolerate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Abear a-bār′ (Spens.) to bear, to behave:
    • v.t Abear a-bār′ (prov.) to endure or tolerate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. āberan,; pref. ā-, + beran, to bear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pfx. a-, and Bear.


In literature:

I never could abear London with its fog and dirt.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
Do let me stop, for I cannot abear to leave you.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
I couldn't abear it.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
At 'Ome I never could abear to see them theayter plays what 'ad guns an' firin' in 'em; it made me 'art beat so crooil bad.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Just in the crick of the thumb-joint, you can't 'ardly abear yourself!
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I never c'ud abear castor-ile, jest the mention of it makes me squirmy.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
I couldn't abear to see it.
"Zoe" by Evelyn Whitaker
But Drusie did not think that that was likely either, for had not the gamekeeper said that his master "could not abear boys"?
"A Tale of the Summer Holidays" by G. Mockler
We ain't got none of our own, Bill, and I can't abear the thought of his going to the House.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
Then, i sez, its a burnin shame an i wont abear it.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
He can't abear a crowd of people, you know, and New York almost smothers him anyway, poor soul.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
Every year 'tis the same, and he can't abear it, my lady, for it makes folk think that he's a Duck and no Mallard.
"The Story of a Red Deer" by J. W. Fortescue
JOSEPH MANESE (alias Joseph Abear) was of French extraction and a native of Lower Canada.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Somehow, I can't abear to have her out of my sight a minute.
"Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected" by Anna Jameson
I couldn't abear to have thim hurted.
"In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas
I can't abear to see you cry.
"The Literary Sense" by E. Nesbit
I can't abear young men about me.
"The Under-Secretary" by William Le Queux
Her father, ma'am, died of an accident, and I can never abear to hear tell of one.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
I never could abear to go by the spot where he was put in, and never a prayer said over him, Mr.
"Johnny Ludlow, Third Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
I couldn't abear the thought of our Mayor not looking as good as the other blokes.
"From Workhouse to Westminster" by George Haw

In news:

"It's such a wonderful program because I can focus on this," said Abear, as she watched Dr Abrahamson and Ella interact as they looked at the pages in various children's books last Friday.