bear the sight of (someone or something)

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bear the sight of (someone or something)

To tolerate, accept, or endure someone or something. (Most often used in a negative formation.) I don't know how you bear the sight of that horrible receptionist every day. He's just so mean and unpleasant! I can't bear the sight of my mother-in-law, but there are a few occasions each year where I can't avoid having to spend time with her. I absolutely cannot bear the sight of shellfish. Just being near it is enough to make me gag!
See also: bear, of, sight
References in classic literature ?
You know very well that she can't bear the sight of him.
I could not bring myself to bear the sight of him, and I thought he had a worse look by daylight.
In the Capital's Tihar Jail, Singh's brother Mukesh, who is also an accused, was thrashed severely on Thursday by prisoners who could not bear the sight of him.
If he does go with another man, then it should be treated like any other extra-marital affair: Does he want to live with the other person, for instance, or, can you bear the sight of him if he stays with you?
Tennant, from Paisley, said: 'The first comment I read was very nice, the next comment was terribly flattering and then the next one said something like, 'I can't bear the sight of him.
They can't bear the sight of him any more, unless it's in a witness box telling the truth.