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To bear upon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To bear upon (Mil) to be pointed or situated so as to affect; to be pointed directly against, or so as to hit (the object); as, to bring or plant guns so as to bear upon a fort or a ship; the artillery bore upon the center.
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Usage

In literature:

He brought his imagination to bear upon books as he brought his critical and analytical faculty to bear upon human beings.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
Not being in a position to insist upon his rights, the bear merely gobbled up the monkey.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
But, before he could bring his rifle to bear, Hal was upon him.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
From a clear spot upon the north-western head of the island I traced the main coast to a cape bearing N. 18 deg.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders
After listening to a few more wonderful adventures of this sort, Bradley turned the conversation upon the country about Bear River.
"California" by J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
It brought them to bear upon the arts.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
Batteries were placed at convenient places to bear upon the line and the place of explosion.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
The Corean mind seems to lay great stress upon the quantity of food that the digestive organs will bear.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
The story seemed to bear upon it the impress of falsehood.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
I can bring my personality to bear upon him, that I may win him.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
She could not bear to look upon the room as she left it.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
We sprang down the bank again to load, just as the men serving the gun were slewing it around, so as to bring it to bear upon us.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
But how could this Being which was veiled from the world be brought to bear upon it?
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
At any cost, loneliness and quiet must be brought to bear upon him.
"Study of Child Life" by Marion Foster Washburne
In regard to some of the special influences brought to bear upon the patients in this institution, we have the following.
"Grappling with the Monster" by T. S. Arthur
The second remark bears upon the geographical position of the United States relatively to a Central-American canal.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
I will now proceed to sum up the particulars bearing upon a decision of the question in hand.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
But between the two there comes something which brings that constraining love to bear upon our hearts.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
Taxation should be made to bear heavily upon them.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
The way to find this place at once, is to bring the largest and most conspicuous hill upon the island to bear S.E.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
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In poetry:

Yet I have found 'tis good for me
To bear my Father's rod;
Afflictions make me learn thy law,
And live upon my God.
"Psalm 119 part 14" by Isaac Watts
Thou brave and true one! upon whom
Was laid the cross of martyrdom,
How didst thou, in thy generous youth,
Bear witness to this blessed truth!
"The Cross" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thou goest to th' Almighty's own abode,
Before the greatest Sov'reign to appear,
Thou goest with thy Maker and thy God,
Upon thy knees, a conference to bear.
"Things, Which A Person Ought To Meditate Upon, On The Lord's-Day," by Rees Prichard
"To mock that face, fretted with useless care,
And bitter useless striving after love?
O Palomydes, with much honour bear
Beast Glatysaunt upon your shield, above
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
"Stood whom I knew, but scarcely dared to touch,
She seemed to have changed so in the night;
Moreover she held scarlet lilies, such
As Maiden Margaret bears upon the light
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
Look on him! is he laid
To slumber from the harvest or the chase?
—Too still and sad the smile upon his face,
Yet that, ev'n that, must fade!
Death holds not long unchang'd his fairest guest,—
Come near! and bear the mortal to his rest!
"The Farewell To The Dead" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

"Three times to-day my foot-cloth horse did stumble, And startled, when he look'd upon the Tower, As loath to bear me to the slaughter-house".
Riding along the Iron Horse Trail, on the Milwaukee, Seattle Chicago, old railroad we came upon this brown bear cub about 5 miles down the trail, we rode 20 miles all the way down to North Bend.
Halloween allows women to abandon all pretenses at beauty by becoming literally monstrous, or alternately to reach campy skin-bearing heights that would normally be frowned-upon.
The couple's infant daughter, Riley, bears Blake's middle name (feel free to melt upon clicking here), and came down the aisle with Snider's mother, per People.com.
It can be hard to count the number of ways the apocalypse might be bearing down upon us.
It's a joyous journey indeed when we travel with an open heart, an open mind, and a light spirit, bringing to bear less weight upon our traveling companions, whoever they might be.
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In science:

In this purpose the Allen method15 is surely more appropriate though the task needs to bear upon numerical technicalities from the very beginning.
Coherent description of electrical and thermal impurity-and-phonon limited transport in simple metals
It also bears emphasis that the compiler provides the necessary operators to generate code not only for discontinuous Galerkin methods, but also for a range of novel finite element methods that draw upon discontinuous Galerkin methods.
Automated code generation for discontinuous Galerkin methods
We celebrate the recent Higgs discovery announcement with our experimental colleagues at the LHC and look forward to the implications that this success will bring to bear upon the continuing search for supersymmetry (SUSY).
Testing No-Scale F-SU(5): A 125 GeV Higgs Boson and SUSY at the 8 TeV LHC
One has to bear in mind that the exact number expected depends heavily upon the strength of the excess measured in the WR filter relative to the continuum filter by Massey & Holmes (2002).
Gemini observations of Wolf-Rayet Stars in the Local Group Starburst Galaxy IC10
Thus, spontaneous symmetry breaking seems to have bearing upon another important concept in physics - reversibility.
Hysteretic phenomena in many-body physics
Then let Ωαβ ⊆ Ω designate the set of states in Ω and Aαβ ⊆ A the set of states in A upon which detectors 1 and 2 eventually measure spins along directions α and β, respectively, so that N bears the same relation to Ωαβ and Aαβ as ˜N to Ω and A.
A Question of Self-consistent Semifactuality
When one reviews a paper, he or she brings all this to bear upon the review, but for the most part only tacitly.
True Peer Review
The problem of the exact structure of a long zero-sumfree sequence in groups of the form G ≃ Cm ⊕ Cmn is also closely related to an important conjecture in additive group theory, which bears upon the so-called Property B.
Inverse zero-sum problems and algebraic invariants
While the sizes of the resulting transducers seem at (cid:12)rst glance to be unfavorable, it is important to bear in mind that size is not the only consideration in deciding upon a particular representation.
Compilation of Weighted Finite-State Transducers from Decision Trees
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