bear down on

Definitions

  • She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear
    She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bear down on exert a force with a heavy weight "The snow bore down on the roof"
    • v bear down on sail towards another vessel, of a ship
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Usage

In literature:

So much of theory we lay down as bearing on the necessity of a hidden side in all religions.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
He was on the point of throwing down his apples, to climb a tree in haste, when the bear shambled away.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
And then, drawn by two white bears, guarded by three Sylvans on each side, the chariot moves down the stage.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
They're bearing down on our flank.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Some of the troops maintained their position through the shock, and rode on, bearing down all before them.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
How could Black Hawk bear the responsibility for bringing so much anguish down on his people?
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The Quabos advanced on us like armored tanks bearing down on defenceless savages.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
At last, on a bleak mountain-summit, the bear disappeared down a hole in the ground.
"Aino Folk-Tales" by Basil Hall Chamberlain
He saw now that Dizzy Fox, Pomeroy's star backfield man, was bearing rapidly down on him.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
These were intended to commemorate the twelve places at which the Saviour fell down on his journey while bearing the cross to Calvary.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

A braver swell, a swifter sliding;
The river hasteth, her banks recede:
Wing-like sails on her bosom gliding
Bear down the lily and drown the reed.
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow
Did angels with snow-white wings come down
And hover about her dying bed?
Did they bear a white robe, and a starry crown
To place on their sainted comrade's head?
"Transition" by Mary Eliza Ireland
As down the slanting path I wend,
Behold, a breadth of distant sea,
Between the hills on either hand,
Ships bearing from some unknown land
To other land unknown to me.
"Age" by William Bell Scott
Sing on! bring down, O lowland river,
The joy of the hills to the waiting sea;
The wealth of the vales, the pomp of mountains,
The breath of the woodlands, bear with thee.
"Revisited" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Look westward — bears the blue no brown cloud-bank?
Nay, it is written — wherefore should we fly?
On our own field and by our cattle's flank
Lie down, lie down to die!
"The Masque of Plenty" by Rudyard Kipling
And the bear on Ossipee
Climbed the topmost crag to see
The strange thing drifting under;
And, through the haze of August,
Passaconaway and Paugus
Looked down in sleepy wonder.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Nor'easter bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, N.J.
Good luck buying lanterns, generators, propane, or - if you are really unprepared - rain boots and batteries in areas in the path of Hurricane Sandy as it bears down on the US East Coast.
With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, the city finds itself at a delicate moment in its rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina struck seven years ago.
Severe weather bearing down on the East Coast could lead to dangerous conditions on the Great Lakes .
He saw a huge armored vehicle bearing down on a girl picking up shell casings.
As people try to dig out, another storm bears down on coast.
La Cañada bears down on defense to secure 20-5 win over Temple City Thursday.
Storm warnings as snow bears down on mid-Atlantic .
As another mega-storm bears down on a large swath of the US, snow-encrusted cities and states scramble to cover rising costs of snow plowing FEMA might help, but qualifying for aid isn't easy.
Severe thunderstorms bear down on Chicago area.
Richard Thomas walks through the flood waters in front of his home after assisting neighbors as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Monday, Oct 29, 2012, in Fenwick Island, Del.
Audi­tions took place on a stage three steps from the floor, painted black, with lights bear­ing down from a low ceil­ing.
Transit officials in New York are preparing for a possible shutdown of subway, bus and train service if Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the metropolitan region.
Tory Jenson portrays Wendy as the float bearing her alter-ego's namesake travels down King Street on Saturday morning during the Boone Christmas Parade.
Old Man Winter bears down on Centre Region.
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In science:

Perhaps it is unfair to bear down on this little example.
Logic Programming, Functional Programming, and Inductive Definitions
Fan reported on the cross section for W production, which bears on the ratio of the number of up quarks to the number of down quarks in the proton.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session
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