bear off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bear off remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands","The car carried us off to the meeting","I'll take you away on a holiday","I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
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Usage

In literature:

The limehound was slipped and the bear lumbered off, pursued by Siegfried and his men.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
On this island we saw a large brown bear, but he retreated to the shore and ran off before we could approach him.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Thus, the lighthouse bears north; the enemy bears abeam, or two points off the port bow.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Lastly, the observer may turn to the pair Mizar and Alcor, the former the middle star in the Great Bear's tail, the latter 15' off.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
There's your trail, bearing off t' th' right.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
The caravel set sail in October, bearing off Columbus shackled like the vilest criminal.
"Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
The Bear assumed dignified airs, while the Peacock was showing off his wheel-like tail.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
Hogs carried off by bears, 170.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Sue took off the Teddy bear and said "Thank you" to Conductor Bunny Brown.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods" by Laura Lee Hope
The blast furnaces for iron also throw off potash-bearing fumes.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
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In poetry:

Nor am I worthy to unloose
The latchet of my shoe;
Or shake the dust from off my feet
Or the staff that bears me through
On ground that is too good to last,
Too solid to be true.
"A Second Childhood" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
For God’s ways are not as our ways:
The noblest lady in the land
Would have given up half her days,
Would have cut off her right hand,
To bear the child that was God of the land.
"Our Lady" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Bear a hand—the storm lulls—and the tide sets off fast,
Ere again the wild hurricane brew,
Set her topsails, and slip—and the danger is past;
Then huzza for a Temperance crew.
"The Temperance Crew" by John Pierpont
They held the gold combs out from her,
A span’s length off her head;
She sang this song of God’s mother
And of her bearing-bed.
Mary most full of grace,
Bring us to thy Son’s face.
"A Christmas Carol" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Coo, dove; and yet black clouds lower,
Like fate, on the far-off sea: Thunder and wind they bear to thy bower,
As on wings of destiny. Ah, what if they break in an evil hour,
As they broke over mine and me?
"Brothers, And A Sermon" by Jean Ingelow
But played them off, as women will,
One 'gainst the other one, until
A day when she was sorely pressed To loving neither youth confessed,
But did exclaim - the wily dame,
"Who wins this race, I'll bear his name!"
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

After losing out on Rams' Finnegan, Bears re-signed cornerback and it's paying off.
The Bears of Pleasant Valley face off against the Trojans of Parkland in the District 11 Class AAAA championship game on Friday November 16, 2012.
An extra day off on Wednesday helped the Chicago Bears heal up but they were still missing four starters at Thursday¿s practice.
With quarterback Jay Cutler recovering from a concussion, the Bears' defensive star wasn't backing off comments he made to HBO earlier this year.
With an 11-hit effort and the bulk of the pitching coming from two non-aces (righty Robby Worrell, lefty Bill Fallis), West Chester East knocked off Council Rock North, 6-2, at Bears Stadium in Boyertown, PA.
The Chicago Bears face off against the San Francisco 49ers Monday night--and both will be without their star quarterbacks.
With a fierce superstorm bearing down on the East Coast, Suffolk Downs in Boston and Yonkers Raceway in New York have called off horse racing .
With a fierce superstorm bearing down on the East Coast, Suffolk Downs in Boston and Yonkers Raceway in New York have called off horse racing.
The war of words between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers continued Thursday as Lance Briggs called Jermichael Finley "an idiot " for suggesting the Bears will be better off without Brian Urlacher on Sunday.
Bears knock off defending champ Rams in swim event noted for fashioning good spirit.
Bears show off for bowl reps. Baylor isn't just creeping into bowl season like a quiet little team that feels fortunate to get an invitation.
Chicago head coach Lovie Smith walks off the field after the Bears' 28-10 win Sunday, Nov 25, 2012, over the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.
After the foothills' enchanting visit from a bear this past summer, we took the time to christen him "Meatball" after his favorite dish, which he scavenged prior to splashing in someone's pool to cool off.
Jerry Azumah, retired Chicago Bears cornerback and kick-off/punt return specialist.
Clara Hughes shows off her Olympic medals at the site of the recreation park that will soon bear her name.
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In science:

Each peer was assigned a random vector direction translating into a bearing and velocity. When a peer neared the boundary of the test field, they would simply bounce off that boundary at the reflex angle.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
APS FC comprises, one bearing two confocal half-parabolic off-axis mirrors, the other, two flat mirrors.
Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report
Adiabatic switching technique We now propose a technique that bears some resemblance to adiabatic switching methods (see, e.g. (Tuckerman, 2010)) that helps us deal with the trade-off discussed above, and also eliminates the need for picking a particular biasing scheme.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
Finally if you are after dark or grey time in Feb/Mar/ April please bear in mind that there are at most 4–5 nights left in this busy period after WiggleZ and GAMA are taken off the top.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
This is a reasonable choice for information processing, bearing in mind the remarks made in section 3.4 about off-resonant transitions.
The Ion Trap Quantum Information Processor
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