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Bear

An investor who believes a stock or the overall market will decline. A bear market is a prolonged period of falling stock prices, usually by 20% or more. Related: bull.

Bear

An investor who believes, for any technical or fundamental reason, that a security or the broader market will decline significantly. A bear takes the appropriate steps to limit losses during the period that they believe that the security will decline. They may sell their long positions or short sell the security to profit from the decline in price. See also: Bull.

bear

An investor who believes a security or some other asset or the security markets in general will follow a broad downward path. An investor can often be a bear on a particular security but not on the general market and vice versa. Compare bull.

bear

a person who sells a financial security (stock, share, foreign currency, etc.) in expectation that its market price is likely to fall. See SPECULATION. Compare BULL.

bear

a person who expects future prices in a STOCK EXCHANGE or COMMODITY MARKET to fall and who seeks to make money by selling shares or commodities. Compare BULL. See SPOT MARKET, FUTURES MARKET, BEAR MARKET.
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No, as the imperfect subjunctive at line 2080 makes clear: "Celui voiremant an eussent / Porte se le voir an seussent" ("They might rightly have borne off his body, had they known"; 2079-80; Kibler 148).
Borne off the field by members of his staff, he was transported to the home of a banker in Richmond, where he died that night.
Jesus' acceptance and graciousness in inviting outcasts to share a table with him is echoed in his parables and sayings - the Prodigal is feasted on his return, the Lost Sheep is borne off in the arms of the Shepherd and all manner of people are forgiven.