• Mother Hubbard and dog looking into bare cupboard
    Mother Hubbard and dog looking into bare cupboard
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baring the removal of covering
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Additional illustrations & photos:

shrike in bare branches shrike in bare branches
kingfisher on bare branch kingfisher on bare branch

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
    • n Baring In mining, soil or surface detritus, which has been removed for the purpose of getting at the underlying rock.
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  • Mark Twain
    “Sometimes too much drink is barely enough.”
  • Peter Seller
    Peter Seller
    “Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.”
  • Matthew Arnold
    “Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    “All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    “Humane sentiments are baseless, mad, and improper; they are incredibly feeble; never do they withstand the gainsaying passions, never do they resist bare necessity.”


Bare your heart - If you bare your heart to someone, you tell them your personal and private feelings. ('Bare your soul' is an alternative form of the idiom.)


In literature:

It was very bare, containing only a long black table, some packing cases, and half a dozen rocking chairs.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
He kicked them off, and went on walking, with bare, brown feet.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
As he excoriated himself and bared his weakness the hot blood crept slowly into his face.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
The low, rolling hills, bare and desolate, stretched to the horizon, the grass already burned brown by the sun.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
Once he was sure he heard a sound like the unshod hoof of an animal on bare stone.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Feet, arms, and the left shoulder were bare.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
The thorax is barely clouded with brown.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
The rockets were barely alight.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Bare is his head, with auburn locks aglow, And bare his shoulders.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
All was wavy ground, and bare of trees.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson

In poetry:

And lo, the man of oaken head,
Of soldier's honour bare,
He fled his land, but most he fled
His Lady's frigid stare.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
the breeze is cool
barely a sound filters up
through my confused eyes
I am lonely for myself
I can't find a real poem
"At Joan's" by Frank O Hara
Ye ken't young Jock o' Benty Knowe,
A lad that bare the gree,
Whare'er he gaed nae ither Joe
Was hauf sae dear to me.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
"What if the o'erturned altar
Lays bare the ancient lie?
What if the dreams and legends
Of the world's childhood die?
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yet fruit grows on the trees;
Here scholars pause to speak;
Through gardens bare and Greek
I hear my neighbor's bees.
"By The Road To The Air Base" by Yvor Winters
Like a star on morning's forehead,
When the intense air,
Sweeping o'er the face of heaven,
Lays its far depths bare --
"The Deserted Fylgia" by Alice Cary

In news:

Brahmins did not dine in bare brick rooms (you can look this up).
Clad in a Diane von Furstenburg black mini, the 39-year-old mother of two went braless underneath the sexy thigh-grazing number that featured a sheer, cleavage-baring panel on the front.
Should the baring-your-bosom trend be nipped in the bud.
THE center strip that separates opposing lanes on Queens Boulevard from 84th Drive to 87th Avenue used to be a ribbon of bare concrete.
Miley Cyrus Bares Her Gypsy Heart For Brisbane (PHOTOS).
It was a deeply disappointing end to the Olympics for Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni of Argentina, who barely missed out on a medal after which he displayed a flash of his temper.
The Thundering Herd (17-10) is barely lingering in the discussion.
I figured it would be a good idea to take a look at the bare minimums for venturing out in the winter driving conditions.
A bare piece of land in the Prairie Parkways Business Park will be the new site for a combination office and activity area for Arrowhead West.
Bares Its Bungling in Report on Bay of Pigs Invasion.
News of a busty burglar known as the ' Buxom Bandit' first broke July 2nd after a security camera caught the 22 year old blonde brandishing a knife and snatching money from the cashier with her bare hand, all while not wearing a mask.
Underpaid, underemployed and barely making ends meet.
Well, we 'Slug it out in a bare-chested brawl' of course.
Community Action House food demand high, cupboards bare.
The leaves explode from a bare, chokeless center, their olive green transformed to gold through hot-oil alchemy.

In science:

Indeed, if we drop all the χ+ , χ− terms, use bare mass and also add the topological vortex currents and the linear term by hands in Eqn.8, then Eqn.8 will be identical to Eqn. 42.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
The very large peak weight shows that the bare state ci,σ |Ψ0i is a very good approximation of the true one hole groundstate.
Spin-Charge Separation in Two-dimensional Frustrated Quantum Magnets
Here the overlap of the bare electron removal state and the true groundstate of the one impurity problem is tiny.
Spin-Charge Separation in Two-dimensional Frustrated Quantum Magnets
In the appropriate limit (a = b → ∞), soft spins reduce back to unit spins, but as the length of spins is modified under renormalization, the specific (bare) values of a and b are irrelevant.
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy
In Eq. (9), the bare longitudinal ‘mass’ a (the coefficient of the φk sk term) is dressed into ˜ak = a − 3bσ2 + K0 and the bare field H into ˜H = H − Γ∂t σ + σ(a − bσ2 + K0 ).
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy