bear on


  • The bear standing on a rock outcrop
    The bear standing on a rock outcrop
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bear on have an effect upon "Will the new rules affect me?"
    • v bear on press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
    • v bear on be relevant to "There were lots of questions referring to her talk","My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    • v bear on keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last "preserve the peace in the family","continue the family tradition","Carry on the old traditions"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century makers’ seals have been found in America Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century...
She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear


  • Lisa Alther
    Lisa Alther
    “I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.”
  • Ed Mcmahon
    Ed Mcmahon
    “Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
    “Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.”


In literature:

He went on to the cabin, had supper, and forgot the bears.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Connie Morgan was anxious to be off on the trap line early in the morning following the adventure with the bear.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
In the first portion of this speech, Pro Domo Sua, Cicero devotes himself to a matter which has no bearing on his house.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
You see, if you put the head of a bear in boiling water, the tusks will always split open later on.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
I will here merely enumerate the general conclusions which may be relied on, and which bear on our present point.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Once the winter came, and the ice grew firm, and then men began to go out hunting bears on the ice.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
But there below was the buck, keeping an eye of alert interest on both bear and man.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
She began to walk the sunwise circle around White Bear's bed, from the east to the south, White Bear on her right.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
When done enough to bear it, flatten them with a silver spoon; and when done through, put them on a dish.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Cruikshank, in a letter to his friend, Mr. Whitaker, furnishes full details bearing on the subject.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
There was not sea-room to wear and bear up on the other tack.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Then on this day that was our last we bear the joyous bough, Poor wretches!
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Once on a time there was a bear, who sat on a hillside in the sun and slept.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Duke ran along with his nose on the ground, and he often stopped on the recent marks of bears.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
As he drew near his destination he observed the figure of a man, bearing something on his back, coming slowly toward him.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Whether the attic was tenanted or not, however, had no bearing on the problem which confronted him.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
When we close in on the bear don't be too keen to get near him.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
Most species of grapes bear fertile flowers on one vine and sterile flowers on another and are, therefore, polygamous-dioecious.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
At length the bear rolled over on his back with all four feet in the air.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
On the whole, the danger of hunting these great bears has been much exaggerated.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various

In poetry:

O friend with heavy urn,
What offering bear you on?
That figure did not turn:
I heard a voice, "My son."
"Give" by Annie Adams Fields
Blow on, wild wind, thy solemn voice,
However sad and drear,
Is nothing to the gloomy silence
I have had to bear.
"The North Wind" by Anne Bronte
Oh! Love is like a river-flood,
That rolls and pauses never--
An ocean-tide that bears us on
Forever and forever.
"Song" by James Avis Bartley
One morn, one noon, one sunset,
Must pass before we meet;
O wind and sail bear steady on,
And bring me to her feet.
"By The Sea" by Frances Fuller Victor
Curse on the reckless daring
That could not wait the call,
The proud fantastic bearing
That would be first to fall!
"The Volunteer" by Sir Henry Newbolt
I will not look on a sorrow
That darkens into despair,
On the surge of a heart that cannot
Yet cannot cease to bear.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald

In news:

Big Bear Valley's third grade students are taking a KOOL field trip to the lake today, courtesy of the Big Bear Municipal Water District's KOOL (as in the Kids Out On the Lake) Kids program.
Mining group says decision has "little bearing" on the current conditions.
Amanda Hertel Gladiators Tyler Murovich, Chris Clackson defeat netminder Mike Brodeur and the Orlando Solar Bears on Thursday night.
Brian Frattali scored Alex Rubanowitz on a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as the Cowlitz Black Bears edged the Kitsap BlueJackets 4-3 on Sunday in West Coast League action.
The Elmira Jackals dropped a 3-1 decision to the Reading Royals on their annual Teddy Bear Toss at First Arena on Saturday night.
IRVING – Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could be in for yet another pounding when the Cowboys host the Bears on Monday Night Football next week.
The names on the field house left their mark on MCC prior to the building that now bears their name.
Bears quarterback Cutler lies on the field after being hit late on a play by the Houston Texans during the first half of their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte , who sprained his ankle on Sept 13 in a loss against the Green Bay Packers and did not practice last week, returned to practice on Wednesday.
What better way to do that than with some frozen yogurt with Gummy Bears on top.--Brian Moore.
She's calling him "bear" on Twitter.
It wasn't the quantity of rushing yards that defined Michael Bush's value to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but the quality of two goal-line carries.
0 Jane Goodall , with Rollins College president Lewis Duncan, places a stone bearing her name on "Mills Lawn" on the college's campus on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
The Bears placed Gould on injured-reserve on Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare to a one-year contract.
Robbie Gould (9) of the Chicago Bears celebrates kicking a game-winning field goal on the Carolina Panthers with teammate Geno Hayes (58) on October 28, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

In science:

This paper brings evidence to bear on the question of the long-term effects of Internet diffusion on civic engagement in geographic communities.
Civic Engagement among Early Internet Adopters: Trend or Phase?
With the goal of bringing theory, particularly numerical relativity, to bear on an astrophysical problem of critical interest to gravitational wave observers we introduce a model for coalescence radiation from binary black hole systems.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Avoiding this bottleneck yields more efficient algorithms and brings probabilistic methods to bear on a new class of problems.
Randomized Rounding without Solving the Linear Program
However, we will defer any further discussion of the Gal¨erkin condition at this point, as it has little bearing on our development of multigrid methods for linear operators.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
However, one which bears particular interest on global warming and which was not discussed here, is that it now appears even more plausible that cosmic rays indeed affect the global climate, as suggested for example by Ney , Tinsley & Deen , and Svensmark & Friis-Christensen .
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Pre-Mesozoic Ice Ages: Their Bearing on Understanding the Climate System.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
It turns out that this notion can be brought to bear on the physical riddles too.
Algorithmic Chaos
While the precise value of Reff itself has no bearing on our conclusions, we note that the surface brightness profile of M49 is not well described by a de Vaucouleurs law, which is why Kim et al. (2000) restricted their fit to the region 7′′ < R < 260′′ .
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
No attempt was made to model these effects in detail, as the complexity in the inner 100 pc of the galaxy has no bearing on the larger-scale dynamics of interest to us here.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Thus the observations discussed here have some bearing on the effects of noise on the lifetimes in riddled attractors.
Lifetimes of noisy repellors
By their non-Markov character we mean to say that a pro jected representation must bear a significant dependence on the past, and that the future time evolution of the system does not depend only on the conditions of the system at the moment of the observation, but it also depends on the history of the system.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This has a bearing on how the system may be developed for database applications, as will be discussed in Section 7.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Nevertheless, we expect the critical behavior not to bear crucially on the specifics of the microscopic dynamics, and Eq. (4) appears as the simplest candidate for an analytic treatment.
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy
Simulation of our toy problem on systems of moderate size appear to bear out the theoretical predictions of the previous section .
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
Obviously I cannot here enter into details about the foundations of classical mechanics. I will only present two points that bear directly on my concern with the RDA.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter