bear with (something or someone)

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bear with (something or someone)

To remain patient and attentive, especially during a lengthy or problematic situation that may cause one to want to quit or leave prematurely. Often used as an imperative. I'm moving a little slower these days, so please bear with me. We don't want to see this great school close down, so we're begging the teachers to bear with it, in spite of all the uncertainty. Bear with us while we deal with these technical issues.
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bear with someone or something

to be patient with someone or something; to wait upon someone or something. (Especially through difficulties.) Please bear with me for a moment while I try to get this straightened out. Can you bear with the committee until it reaches a decision?
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bear with

Put up with, make allowance for, as in He'll just have to bear with them until they decide. Nicholas Udall used this term in Ralph Roister Doister (c. 1553): "The heart of a man should more honour win by bearing with a woman." It may also be used as an imperative, as in Bear with me-I'm getting to the point.
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bear with

v.
To be patient with someone or something: The explanation I will give is complicated, so please bear with me.
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bear with me

Be patient, make allowances, put up with me. Today used mainly as a request to hear out a long-winded story or wait for a delayed result or event, this request appeared in John Heywood’s proverb collection of 1546. It may already have been considered somewhat archaic by Benjamin Franklin when he wrote, in An Added Chapter to the Book of Genesis (1763), “And couldst not thou . . . bear with him one night?”
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"Please bear with us during this time and we thank you for your patience."
In response to the deluge of complaints on Friday night, the organisers said: "Please bear with us with the queuing, we have had to redeploy staff to deal with ground conditions caused by weather.
In response to the deluge of complaints on Friday night, the organisers said: "Please bear with us with the queuing, we have had to redeploy staff across the site to deal with ground conditions caused by weather.
Wala pa kaming computers so please bear with us," Sotto told ABS-CBN News.
With no relief in sight as local officials have showed no empathy (there is talk of alleged payoff to host the Manila Water Cardona plant), we appeal to Ayala's business empire to fix the mess brought upon the suffering people of Cardona, Rizal, who have endured three years of this insulting road signage: 'BEAR WITH US, THIS PROJECT WILL BRING BETTER SERVICE.'
We are asking people to please bear with us and understand that the welfare of our patients is paramount.
"Please bear with us as this project will benefit us once it is completed."
We appeal to residents to bear with us,' festival chairman Peter Wanjohi said.
'While we regret the inconvenience that this might cause the public, especially those who live and work in the area, we appeal that you kindly bear with us during this period and make use of the alternative routes provided,' Salaam said.
Paul Liversidge, chief operating officer at NEAS, said: "We are prioritising our resources to those patients who are critically ill - please bear with us if it takes us a little longer to access areas with heavier snow or traffic disruption."
"Patients are asked to bear with us during this temporary improvement works and to ensure they only access using the signed access entrances.
Thank you for your support and please bear with us while we go through this difficult rearrangement of our facilities."
Bear with us and I think in the next few days there might be some movement," U.N.
Andronikou said: "We're not that far away so if you could all bear with us for another day or so I'm sure we can reveal their identity and their ambitions in terms of purchasing the club.