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Abear \A*bear"\, v. t. [AS. [=a]beran; pref. [=a]- + beran to bear.]

  1. To bear; to behave. [Obs.]

    So did the faery knight himself abear.

  2. To put up with; to endure. [Prov.]


n. (context obsolete English) Bearing, behavior. (14th-17th c.) vb. (context transitive now rare regional English) To put up with; to endure. (from 9th c.)

Usage examples of "abear".

  I speak only because I can’t abear to see you here when I believe as everything might be put right, and you might have a house of your own, and a good husband, and be happy for the rest of your days.

Peggotty, smoothing her rich hair with his great hard hand, 'that it can't abear the sorrer of this.

But my father were that good in his hart that he couldn’t abear to be without us.

   That to make divisions was a thing she could not abear to think of,  neither could her feelings let her do it.