bear (one)self

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bear (one)self

To behave in a particular way. I need to bear myself bravely if I want to overcome this fear. I know you guys aren't thrilled about going to Great-Aunt Mildred's, but please try to bear yourselves politely.
See also: bear
References in classic literature ?
They would make such a business of it - such a coarse and common business - that I couldn't bear myself."
It was as much as I could bear myself. Sitting and calling to Pug, and trying to keep him from the flower-beds, was almost too much for me."
Ugh - I cannot bear myself. I'm enormous, starving, slow and boring - and I moan CONSTANTLY about how enormous, starving, slow and boring I am.
He added claims for his Newcastle home repres- ented a "contribution" to the cost, saying: "It doesn't represent the full cost that I bear myself." He also said he undertook many engagements in the North East, usually on a Friday when Parliament was not sitting.
But if I could go into the woods and kill a bear myself, I would wear it proudly as a trophy."
Although I never had the opportunity to meet Papa Bear myself, I still consider him one of my heroes and hold a special place in my heart for equipment that bears his name.
Nigella, 48, said: "I feel going into a shop and buying a fur coat would be an act of weakness but if I could go out into the woods and kill a bear myself, I would then wear it proudly as a trophy."