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.
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It is not the least among the strange things bred by the intense artificialness of sea-usages, that while in the open air of the deck some officers will, upon provocation, bear themselves boldly and defyingly enough towards their commander; yet, ten to one, let those very officers the next moment go down to their customary dinner in that same commander's cabin, and straightway their inoffensive, not to say deprecatory and humble air towards him, as he sits at the head of the table; this is marvellous, sometimes most comical.
A true eclectic, as it would be expressed nowadays, Gringoire was one of those firm and lofty, moderate and calm spirits, which always know how to bear themselves amid all circumstances ( stare in dimidio rerum ), and who are full of reason and of liberal philosophy, while still setting store by cardinals.
``No!'' exclaimed Rebecca, ``they bear themselves right yeomanly the Black Knight approaches the postern with his huge axe the thundering blows which he deals, you may hear them above all the din and shouts of the battle Stones and beams are hailed down on the bold champion he regards them no more than if they were thistle-down or feathers!''
Shaw felt inexpressibly comforted by his children's unexpected sympathy, and they, trying to take the downfall cheerfully for his sake, found it easier to bear themselves. They even laughed occasionally, for the girls, in their ignorance, asked queer questions; Tom made ludicrously unbusiness-like propositions; and Maud gave them one hearty peal, that did a world of good, by pensively remarking, when the plans for the future had been explained to her, "I 'm so relieved; for when papa said we must give up everything, and mamma called us all beggars, I did think I 'd got to go round asking for cold vittles, with a big basket, and an old shawl over my head.
As damages awarded to the claimant at first instance were only AED 100,000 or around USD 27,250, that meant that the damages fell within the deductible which the doctor and the hospital had to bear themselves.
"If we're able to get back to those very simple principles of trust, friendship, peace, mutual respect, I think the opportunities for moving forward together will start to bear themselves out."
But despite counting Jay-z and Beyonce among their fans, Grizzly Bear themselves shun the limelight, instead allowing their music to do the talking.
"Landlords also need to revisit their leases to understand to what extent compliance costs are recoverable from the tenant and which they will have to bear themselves.
Liddle's guilt or innocence at this time, we strongly believe the facts will bear themselves through the judicial process."
"Ultimately, the results will bear themselves out," said Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Less affluent people are effectively excluded from the roles because of associated costs the holders are expected to bear themselves, the House of Commons Justice Committee said.
of Hawai'i) explores human dignity not as a series of rights to be protected, but as an achievement, an unusually worthy way in which certain people bear themselves under trying circumstances.
Science tells us the polar bear themselves used to be land-bound creatures, but adapted to northern climes and to hunting from ice.
City Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo noted that the decisions made in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks were well thought out, and that the facts in the cases will bear themselves out and exonerate the city from any liability.