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

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