Phrases with "bear"

Anthony Trollope He was like a bear — but a bear who would always behave himself pleasantly. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence She could not bear it, no, she could not bear it when the boy was beaten. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Morrison I’ll bear that in mind, and perhaps have a word with the lost property man. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Conan Doyle You do bear a commission, I understand, in the rebellious body which is here described as Saxon’s regiment of Wiltshire Foot? Speak the truth for your neck’s sake. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

What a fool I was ever to talk to you about Yorkshire!” “It was I who started it,” said the other apologetically, as if he were anxious to bear his proper share of the blame. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

She thanks you for your information, and says, that if she can bear herself, or think that anybody else can, she intends to make her visit next week. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Arthur Conan Doyle On the whole, it was most probable that the silent Englishman, being less bold or less murderous than his companion, had assisted the woman to bear the unconscious man out of the way of danger. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Bruno was an unwedded man, and could bear misfortune; but Lippo was a man early married, and having six young children to clamour round his soup‐pot, and fight for the crusts of bread. Signa by Ouida

Thomas Hardy It was only on account of his preoccupation with his own affairs, and the illness in his house, that he did not bear in mind the curious incident, which, however, he recalled a long while after. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing I can’t bear to sit in the gloom. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

People should either keep straight or have no relatives to bear the brunt of their villainies. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Meredith It’s hard that you should have to bear with her for that time and receive nothing better than Besworth as your reward. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Theodore Dreiser All she could do now was to shun the scornful gaze of men, and to bear in silence the great change that was coming upon her. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang The dog followed the bear, and the boy followed the dog, until the mountain, the house of the great bear chief, came in sight. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ivan Turgenev Antipka could not bear it, and he came away from the crack. Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

I have no wish to bear the burden longer than I can help. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope I have borne a great deal from them, and can bear no more. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

But to bear out what I was saying just now let us try an experiment with his assistance. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Henry James All the sage women in the Province were convened, and their united taste was brought to bear on Perdita’s wardrobe. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

I opened a bear account and sold largely. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

D.H. Lawrence This morning she could not bear to let any deep emotion come uppermost. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He was used to such troubles, and could always tell himself that his back was broad enough to bear them; but his desolation among enemies oppressed him. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I could not bear that Florence should be sacrificed while any thing remained undone that was possible. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphan Is that the thing you expect us women to marry? Yet it is our right to bear children, to guide the house. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

D.H. Lawrence I could not bear to understand my countryman, a man who worked for his living, as I had worked, as nearly all my countrymen work. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Will you not bear me company?” The smith stopped again. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Leslie Stephen The servitors and sizars had much to bear from richer companions. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

If we’d made up our minds from the first that we were to get into it it wouldn’t have been so bad; we’d have known we had to bear it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

It was no more part of Patrick than was the despair that had filled him when he wrote: “I’m sorry, but I can’t bear it any longer. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Charlotte Perkins Gilman He kept me to dinner; introduced me to his wife, a woman with a rather sad, sweet face, which seemed to bear marks of deep experience; and we settled down for an evening’s talk. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Anthony Trollope Why did he not show himself able to bear any questions which the ingenuity of a lawyer could put to him? Simply because he was unable to bear them. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Andrew Lang I believe that it is thus that many very ancient songs have been modernised, which yet to a connoisseur will bear visible marks of antiquity. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Charles Kingsley Every man must bear his own burden. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang This went on for some time, till the prince could bear it no longer, and made up his mind he would search the world through for her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling One result is that girls of twelve and thirteen have to bear the burden of wifehood and motherhood, and, as might be expected, the rate of mortality both for mothers and children is terrible. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

I bear you no ill will for it: it wasn’t your fault that you weren’t in love with me; my own lack of charm is all that I have to blame. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

But bear in mind that thou hast pledged thy promise for the safety of these good yeomen for forty days. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

During the three days, as we hear tell, those who knew how to sing, were made to bear a deal of work. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Gertrude Stein He said the pictures were very restful, he could not deny that, but he could not bear it. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Anthony Trollope She was, however, patient by nature, and willing to bear much, if only some little might come to her in return. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

D. H. Lawrence Ursula could not bear the waiting of the tram. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

We now felt that our time and money were being recklessly squandered, and we resolved to bear it no longer. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Officers come round me! Men to your quarters! Come, bear a hand here and fire a gun. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Anne Bronte Lost to me she was, for ever, of course; but still I could not bear to think that we had parted, for the last time, with so much unkindness and misery on both sides. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Sigmund Freud This necessity becomes apparent only when we bear in mind the part played by the unconscious wish, and seek further information in the psychology of the neuroses. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jane Austen Your happiness and advantage are all that I have in view, and nothing is required of you but to bear with Mr. Crawford’s endeavours to convince you that they may not be incompatible with his. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

George Gissing Your voice has become very low and reverent, as befits the place, as befits the utterance of love such as this you say you bear me. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry Handel Richardson But the latter was too proud to give himself away gratuitously: he preferred to take his revenge in the more unconventional fashion of leaving his friend to bear the ignominy alone. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Kate Chopin He entreated her to bear in mind that the disclosures of the afternoon were strictly confidential. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Charles Kingsley The duke, Oquenda, and Recalde, having with much ado got clear of the shallows, bear the brunt of the fight to seaward; but in vain. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

When his honor sat in the kitchen in winter, to save a fire in his own room, he could never bear the talk of the old women that came in to light their pipes betimes, (from time to time). Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Thomas Hobbes Nevertheless, they should therein but do as Innocent and Leo did, bear witness of themselves, and therefore their witness should not be good. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

E. F. Benson I hope they’ll take him to the cemetery from the hospital: I never could bear a corpse in the house. Mr. Tilly’s Seance by E. F. Benson

Anthony Trollope There are some things John, which no woman should bear or need bear. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Sarah left Gerard and Denys treed by a bear and listened. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

The old nervous complaint in my face has of late attacked me grievously, and the anguish is sometimes so great that I am scarcely able to bear it. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

I could not bear my face to lie a foul thing in thy memory. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Gissing What a huddlement of male and female! They are factories of quarrel and hate—those respectable, brass-curtain-rodded sties—they are full of things that won’t bear mentioning. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Meredith I can scarcely bear to hear this London noise, without going out and walking till I drop. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Thomas Hardy Od plague you, you young scamp! don’t put anything there! I can’t bear the weight of a fly. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Poor old Colonel Dennett! I can’t bear to look at his empty place. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Robert Louis Stevenson I bid you dismiss all thoughts of your late husband, and bring a clear mind to bear upon your own future and the fate of that young girl. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Susanna Rowson He kissed her cheek, and bidding her not make herself uneasy, unable to bear the silent but keen remonstrance, hastily left her. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She had said she felt “smothery” and couldn’t bear having him near her. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Maria Edgeworth The sensibility of innocence, that cannot bear to be suspected, is often mistaken for the confusion worse confounded of guilt. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

This is our secretyours and mine — and we’ll forget it; and I could not bear to lose your friendship — you’ll be my friend still — won’t you? Good-bye. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Walter Scott I have been a most unwilling spectator of this May-game, since it is your pleasure so to call it; and I only wear your livery until I can obtain clothes which bear no such badge of servitude. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Thomas Hardy Despite the incivility of the action, Cytherea could not bear to let a pleasant person see her face then. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Jules Verne There was now nothing left to do but to wait till the broken and half-melted ice should allow of the passage of the boat, which was to bear the whole colony to the land. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells You cannot bear to think of his going alone and — unless I’m mistaken in him, he won’t bear to think of his going alone. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

George Gissing I can’t bear the sight of him. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope Pompey, we are told, did not bear this well. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

H.P. Lovecraft The heavy folds reached fully to the abutting roof, and I saw that the rings and catch would be likely to bear my weight. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

He the betrayer — his oars with fugitive hurry the waters Beat, each promise of old to the winds given idly to bear them. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Virginia Woolf Her anxiety to persuade Terence was very great, and when he left her without saying anything she felt dissatisfied and restless; she did not like to stay, but she could not bear to go. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Anthony Trollope He had been schooling himself to bear a beating with a good grace, and he began to find that he could only bear it as a disgrace. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Oscar Wilde Finally he stammered in a stifled voice, “Harry, did you say an inquest? What did you mean by that? Did Sibyl ——? Oh, Harry, I can’t bear it! But be quick. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Edith Wharton Lily knew well enough how to bear herself in difficult situations. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

I could not bear to be in her power again, Edward.” “And you shall not, my darling,” answered the young man, enfolding the slender, trembling figure in his strong arms. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

D. H. Lawrence And the station can’t bear to part with us. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. Rider Haggard These old hands are too feeble to dig a grave, nor could I bear her there alone if it were dug. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

I think they bear their share, in the quieter sort of way which we hope (it may be too fondly) is the American way. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

But bear in mind, that this time it is Eleanor you will rob and not me. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell I can’t bear to think of your lonely position if anything should happen to my father. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

But she knew too well how few people can bear the unhappy to suffer her uneasiness to appear. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

H. G. Wells She crept down the tree very cautiously, and went her way stealthily through the wood, and not a squirrel sprang or deer started but the terror of the grizzly bear froze her marrow. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

William Morris But she drew a little away from him, and arose and said: “Now is the day wearing, and if we are to bear back any venison we must buckle to the work. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Anthony Trollope Cicero afterward interceded for his brother who had reviled him, and Quintus will ever after have to bear the stain of his treachery. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing It was only a few minutes ago that he had taken the picture in question from the easel and placed it with its face leaning against the wall, because he could not bear to have it before his eyes. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Willa Cather She knew Mrs. Rosen understood how it was; that Victoria couldn’t bear to have anything come into the house that was not for her to dispose of. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Florence Dixie We couldn’t bear it, mother. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

D. H. Lawrence And at last, she could bear the burden of herself no more. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle It won’t bear talking about. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Robert Green Ingersoll I could not bear to feel upon my lips, when they were withered beneath the touch of death, the kiss of one that I had struck. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James She had not driven into the country to see the nursling before leaving Genoa,—she had said that she could n’t bear to see it in such a place and among such people. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

THE verdict was a thunder-clap to Richard Hardie: he had promised Thomas to bear him blameless. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

D. H. Lawrence And ever and again, the pure love came in sunbeams between them, when she was like a flower in the sun to him, so beautiful, so shining, so intensely dear that he could scarcely bear it. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Why couldn’t Bunting have lain quiet abed for awhile longer, and let his poor wife go on dreaming? The most awful dream would have been easier to bear than this awakening. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Anthony Trollope He would endeavour to bear himself well, but he could not but remember that he had been beaten. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Gissing She seemed to have made up her mind that the punishment awaiting her must be dreadful, and she resolved to bear it humbly. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

David Hume The souls of animals are allowed to be mortal; and these bear so near a resemblance to the souls of men, that the analogy from one to the other forms a very strong argument. Of the Immortality of the Soul by David Hume [1777]

Charles Dickens Why, if I wanted to keep a dozen horses — which I don’t, for one’s enough for me — I couldn’t bear to see ’em in their stalls here, and think what my own lodging used to be. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Talbot Bulstrode left her because he could not bear the agony that I am suffering now. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry Handel Richardson But before he finished speaking, she brought all her practical intelligence to bear on what he said. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Leslie Stephen The “digressions” which he introduces with the privilege of a humorist, bear chiefly upon the literary sham. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Sir Walter Scott Their only attendant was a page, who, riding a Spanish jennet, which seemed to bear a heavy cloak-bag, followed them at a respectful distance. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Perhaps you can see the relation, Robert, which they bear to each other?” “No, I cannot say that I do. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Rudyard Kipling God is great! God is great! God is great! I bear witness, etc. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Elizabeth Gaskell But I’m clear about this, when God gives a blessing to be enjoyed, He gives it with a duty to be done; and the duty of the happy is to help the suffering to bear their woe. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Then he said, Stand up now, if you dare! ’ “The bear sat up, shook his head, and then cast himself down again. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

D.H. Lawrence I could not bear to look at it, it was so small and unreal. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Anthony Trollope He was ready to look all opposition in the face, and prepared to bear it down. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I could not bear the fear of returning unsuccessful only to find her dead. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Charles Dickens It was impossible to bear such torture. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

R. D. Blackmore Poor dear! I can not bear to think of it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hardy But ‘twont bear looking into. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Anatole France I shall have to bear the misfortune quietly, till M. d’Anquetil may, perhaps, let me have a few grains out of his box. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Abraham Merri And Sigurd would chant of battle to come, and shield maidens who would hover over the ship ready to bear the soul of Sigurd, Trygg’s son, to his seat in Valhalla where Zubran awaited him. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope Caldigate himself — though when he was alone the thought of what was coming would almost crush him — could always bear himself bravely when others were present. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan You will be free to live as you please when you are no longer under my roof; but, as you will continue to bear my name, I must warn you that, should any scandal arise, I shall show myself inflexible. A Meeting by Guy de Maupassan

He who believes in the advancement of man from some low organised form, will naturally ask how does this bear on the belief in the immortality of the soul. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Henry James I could bear her disappointment as I’ve called it; but when a couple of hours later I received him at dinner I found that I couldn’t bear his. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Sir Richard Burton I wonder to see you single with ne’er a man about you and not a soul to bear you company. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

I’ve aye heard the tale, that they bear us hate, and forsooth it might never fortune better for them than now. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

However, it seems their mediaeval backs were broad enough to bear it: for they made themselves not only comfortable but merry, and broke harmless jests over each other in turn. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The opposite verdicts passed upon his work by his contemporaries bear witness to the extraordinary mingling of defects and merits in his mental character. Memories and Studies by William James

G. K. Chesterton I could not bear that suffocatingly substantial snob to bulk so big in my story or know so much of my secret. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Walter Scott Calling to the Gascon to bear himself like a man, Durward put his steed into motion, and the four horsemen met in full career in the midst of the ground which at first separated them. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Rudyard Kipling He came in the night with a hoe, and chipped a piece out of the dun heifer — Peroo’s charge — fondly imagining that Peroo would have to bear the blame. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

No evil that Heaven can send upon us, or man inflict, is so hard to bear as self-reproach. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Wilkie Collins He asked but two favors during the interval which was to elapse before he saw his wife again — to be allowed to bear it in his own way, and to be left alone. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins I can’t bear them; they look at me with such curious eyes; they are always prying into me, as if they wanted to find out something. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Robert Green Ingersoll I could not bear to die in the arms of a child that I had whipped. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

The savage dies — they sacrifice a horse To bear to happy hunting-grounds the corse. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope He had been called on at a very early age to bear the weight of the family. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

And it behoveth to the Christian men, that shall war against them every year, to bear their victuals with them; for they shall find there no good. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Isabella Bird The fever still continuing, I found it difficult to bear the movement of the horse, and dismounted two or three times and lay under an umbrella by the roadside. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope The doctor, it was alleged, had declared that such visits were injurious to his patient,—or perhaps it was that Marion had herself said that she was unable to bear the excitement. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Jonathan Swif She could not bear to think of my having St. Patrick’s, etc. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

George Gissing I think that there is no choice for a man who can’t bear poverty. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

This dream all-pow’rful Juno sends; I bear Her mighty mandates, and her words you hear. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Gissing His brain throbbed to agony; he could not bear to look at the sunlight on the meadows. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Victor Hugo The duty of those pretty creatures was to bear the trains of their mistresses. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Eliot At last he said, still without looking at her — “Go, then — leave me; don’t torture me any longer — I can’t bear it. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Secondly — and it was thus, mainly, that she had acquired her evil repute — all the barn-yard fowls in the vicinity seemed to bear her the most uncompromising ill-will. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

H. G. Wells He squatted up and sat staring at the footmarks of the great bear as they came to the gully — they were as wide as his head and twice as long. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

I bear no ill will to your house — I have ever admitted its splendour. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Theodore Dreiser The heaviest cross she had to bear was the constant separations and the silence she was obliged to maintain about Vesta’s very existence. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

One among them spake: “My lord, pray let us stand till we have told the message we do bear you. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Therefore as we desire that the earth should always have and bear something that is useful for us, so we think that we should not let the table be altogether empty and void of all provision. Symposiacs by Plutarch

R. D. Blackmore Sometimes, when you go thinking of your own ideas, you never seem to bear in mind what my considerations be. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Jules Verne Jenne is, in fact, quite a commercial city: it supplies all the wants of Timbuctoo. Its boats on the river, and its caravans along the shaded roads, bear thither the various products of its industry. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Far better for him to bear all alone than to bring on Amy grief and horror, such as had fallen on his own mother, but it was much to bear that loneliness and desolation for a lifetime. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

He has oddities and infirmities, but you must learn to bear with them, and with many other things too, as you will learn too soon. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

D. H. Lawrence It was ugly-beautiful, and he could not bear it. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

My soul is sorrowful unto death, as I bear false witness against them. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Radclyffe Hall And Stephen read: DEAR LADY ANNA, With deep repugnance I take up my pen, for certain things won’t bear thinking about, much less being written. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Walter Scott There’s death in the track! In the name of my master I bid thee bear back. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

H. G. Wells It was of such light material that he would have doubted its capacity to bear a man if he had not seen the Utopians upon it. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

H. G. Wells I, here, and you, and our talk — it is all Illusion. Bring your Science to bear — what am I? A cloudy multitude of atoms, an infinite interplay of little cells. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

D. H. Lawrence There was something he could not bear for her sake. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson Let me see you, since you will have no advice of mine, apply the more attention of your own to bear it worthily. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope But when he asked himself questions as to his own condition he told himself that there was suffering in store for him more heavy to bear than these. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Maria Edgeworth I will bear Mr. John Nettleby for your sake, if you will bear Mrs. Granby for mine. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

If the facts bear out the fear that such is the case in life as in fiction, some of our social customs will be reversed. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

James Payn Nor do I wish—that is to say, your mother herself requests me not to bear hardly upon you with respect to your gambling debts. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Anthony Trollope They have been knocked about, ill used, and forced to bear hardships as men bear them; but still there is about them so much that is charming. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Charles Dickens Such lives as are led here, bear the same fruits here as elsewhere. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Anthony Trollope She could bear the idea of walking forth, as she had said, penniless into the street, without a crust; but she could not bear the idea of being laughed at when she got there. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell He could not bear her look, and said to Cynthia — ‘The subject of our conversation does not well admit of a third person’s presence. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

G. K. Chesterton Thus, when he met men with whom he violently disagreed, he described them as devils or lunatics; he could not bear to describe them as men. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli The mother turned round with a smiling face, and said, “The darling cannot bear to hear it, but I sing it on purpose, to prepare him for the inevitable. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And if it were to be reopened, if all the miserable story were once more to fill the papers, and echo all around me, oh, I could not bear it! I could not bear it! I should die!” I shake my head. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Wilkie Collins I can bring my professional experience to bear on this document, just as I should bring it to bear on any other. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anthony Trollope And he was a man who could not bear to speak about money, or to make any complaint as to money. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope They could not, therefore, bear the idea of his making so eligible a match. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence That he could not bear, as he could not bear to think about Ursula. He had no soul, no background. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Yea, tho’ you slay us, do we die? In forcing us to bear the worst, You made of us Immortals first. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

I spent it on deck unable to bear the suspense below. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Am I really to have any?’ ‘You will have two girls of your own age to bear you company, at any rate. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

John Locke Nor is there one of ten thousand, who is stiff and insensible enough, to bear up under the constant dislike and condemnation of his own club. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Renounce your claim to salvation, make over to me your soul, and I bear you from this dungeon instantly. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Anthony Trollope Though he had been subdued to obedience in the lowest moment of his fall, he was not the man who could bear such tyranny well. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith Ormont, she vowed, had not entitled any woman to share and bear his title. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

This tree at six years old begins to bear about one hundred nuts a year, which grow in clusters, each nut being about the size of a nutmeg, and covered with a yellow, fibrous husk. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson But you are to remember, since I have been in the Highlands, I have seen a good many of those that bear it; and the best I can say of them is this, that they would be none the worse of washing. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Please to bear in mind that I talked to you very nicely, and let you bore me for a long time; I think I have now done the thing handsomely, so you’ll be good enough to score me one and let me go. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Henry James For what she was most immediately feeling was that she had, in the past, been active, for these people, to ends that were now bearing fruit and that might yet bear a larger crop. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope And now, my dears,—I am in the middle of work which will not bear interruption. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell A man may bear a deal himself, but he’ll do aught bad and sinful to save his wife and child. The Heart of John Middleton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

E. F. Benson One of them grew louder and louder, until I could hardly bear it, and then we bumped quite gently into it, the fog-horn’s boat I mean. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

George Gissing Have you any ideas for the next work?” “Yes; but so daring that they hardly bear putting into words. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Heaven, which gave you strength to bear the first separation, will enable you to sustain the second. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

George Eliot The smart’s bad for you to bear now: you must have time — you must have time. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Arnold Bennett But Hilda could not bear to take it. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Robert Green Ingersoll He will find that only that man carries the cross who does wrong, and that the man who does right the cross turns to wings upon his shoulders that will bear him upwards forever. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Rafael Sabatini Looked upon as one in danger of suffering for his brother’s sins, the countryside determined to help him as far as possible to bear his burden. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

I could not bear him out of my sight. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Sir Richard Burton I am forced to do more than I can and to bear all manner of ill-treatment from night to night. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Charles Kingsley To see her perish before his eyes! who could bear that? Her hands alone were above the surface. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley