Bare is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of bare, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - completely unclothed
EXAMPLES - Bare in a Sentence
- At worst, plain bare-faced lying and scaremongering. (source)
- Or, indeed, that any woman with her chest bare is one too. (source)
- Ukraine pleads its coffers are bare, which is no doubt true. (source)
- Just mount in bare bones to whatever board/plaque you choose. (source)
- He recalled her bare -- naked -- arms ... the old man, her husband. (source)
- Professional development in bare Swing nowadays is something really odd. (source)
- I would like to see what a pike, muskie or a gar look like in bare bones. (source)
- QUOTE you have to sit on the floor in bare feet with joss sticks to listen to Saucerful. (source)
- She was limping by then, and he recalled her bare feet and the rough wood of the boardwalk. (source)
- Prisoners sat in bare cells filled with vermin, few washing facilities, and no physical exercise. (source)
- Recall the bare experience of the arising and hearing of the sound of the person's upsetting words (source)
- I saw that he had climbed 7 km rough terrain bare feet and with his body carrying over 60 to 75 kg chains. (source)
- Joscelin, wild-eyed, was on his feet in an instant, sword bare in his right hand, staring about for danger. (source)
- Silent in bare feet, he swiftly crossed the cold marble floor, sliding into bed just as the door creaked open. (source)
- I recall a bare minimum of a dream in which I hear myself talking (a recording?) and am impressed by the playfulness. (source)
- The voucher could be used for any type of health insurance policy provided it meet certain 'bare bones' types of coverage. (source)
- And you're standing here in bare feet in your long trousers that are hiked up and you're saying, who would let me near him? (source)
- If there is a long interval of time during spring or summer when the land is bare, that is a good time for a green manure crop. (source)
- To deconstruct this dualistic appearance, recall the bare experience of the arising and hearing of the sound of the person's words (source)
- Few biographical movies can afford to take as their title the bare name of their subject, without further adornment or explication. (source)
- More investments in bare-minimum infrastructure will result in stagnant numbers of bike commuters and no impact on carbon reduction. (source)
- In what I call bare assent, there is no time-element in the feeling of belief, though there may be in the content of what is believed. (source)
- I suppose that is why they are so often called bare, because so little of the important, informing or attractive is draped around them. (source)
- He froze, the sling hanging from his right hand, the sword bare in his left, a handful of sea-rounded pebbles clutched against the hilt. (source)
- Did she have a full Brazilian before she set sail on her cruise and learn since her shipwreck that bare is not the fashion here in Illyria? (source)
- After what she described as a bare-bones Christmas, she said she looked over her household finances and realized they might lose their home. (source)
- Can the word bare regard to the "water" of the atonei or can the enichmns be the enydroa that "exndat ut clansam in eo pntea fontaneam Bcatnriginem"? (source)
- Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone Wednesday released what he termed a bare-bones proposed budget that will avoid doomsday job, school and service cuts, but will h ... (source)
- The notion involves not simply the idea of bare collision and rebound, but something much more profound, namely, the internal modifiability of the colliding agents. (source)
- Repeat the procedure to deconstruct this dualistic appearance, by recalling the bare experience of your clear light mind giving rise to your words and perceiving their sound (source)
- In nonconceptual cognition, also called bare cognition (mngon-sum), the mental aspect is equivalent to a transparent mental derivative (gzugs-brnyan, reflection) of the real object. (source)
- To deconstruct this dualistic appearance, we recall our bare experience of the arising and hearing of a sound and try to imagine it like a wave on the ocean of our clear light activity. (source)
- And while state politicians maneuver over the future of the office, the past of the officeholder continues to be laid bar, as -- bare, that is -- as the supposed other man tells his side of the story. (source)
- They had nothing to live on except what the reckless Lancer gave them, for he had next to nothing himself, and she was "bare" -- which is, I understand, the indelicate Scottish way of expressing lack of fortune. (source)
- Not a comfortable house, either, unless you call a bare, unfurnished, dirty room without shutter or anything else, comfortable; particularly when you are to sleep on the floor with four children and three grown people, and a servant. (source)
- While VMware offers server-hosted desktops with VMware View, its virtual desk infrastructure (VDI) product, the company announced in September 2008 that it would also deliver "Client Virtualization," also known as a bare-metal desktop hypervisor. (source)
- Ritchie is really creating a mash-up of the most legendary of Holmes 'adventures -- and while he refuses to say if the tweedy wardrobe and famous hat will make an appearance, he promises to showcase the detective's skill in bare-knuckle boxing and martial-arts. (source)
- I heard an author speak one time about creativity ... she recommended doing creative things in bare feet to feel "the vibrations," but likely the constraints of our civilization will not allow bare-footed speaking about books for young people ... hmmm, wonder what would happen if it did? (source)
- But of course some of the malchicks living in 18A had, as was to be expected, em - bellished and decorated the said big painting with handy pencil and ballpoint, adding hair and stiff rods and dirty bal - looning slovos out of the dignified rots of these nagoy (bare, that is) cheenas and vecks. (source)
- But when we liken an humane person to another in countenaunce, stature, speach or other qualitie, it is not called bare resemblance, but resemblaunce by imagerie or pourtrait, alluding to the painters terme, who yeldeth to th'eye a visible representation of the thing he describes and painteth in his table. (source)
- -- the coachman drinks; the cook has tea-parties whenever she likes, and supports her brother's family out of her perquisites, as she calls her bare-faced thefts; the house maids romp with the indoor man, and have endless followers; three old maids set their caps at him, and that hussy, (I must use a strong expression,) that hussy of a governess makes love to him before the children. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "bare" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 17 synonyms for bare.
bald, bareskinned, denuded, disrobed, divested, exposed, in one's birthday suit, naked, nude, peeled, shorn, stripped, unclad, unclothed, uncovered, undressed, unrobed
We have 8 antonyms for bare.
adorned, clothed, covered, decorated, full, private, robed, secret
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of bare from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked: a bare arm.
- (adjective) Exposed to view; undisguised: bare fangs.
- (adjective) Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration: bare walls.
- (adjective) Having no addition, adornment, or qualification: the bare facts. See Synonyms at empty.
- (adjective) Just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
- (adjective) Naked, uncovered.
- (adjective) Having no supplies.
- (adjective) Having no decoration.
- (adjective) Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked.
- (adjective) With head uncovered; bareheaded.
- (adjective) Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
- (adjective) Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
- (adjective) Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the thing wanting or taken away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Naked; without covering: as, bare arms; the trees are bare.
- (None) With the head uncovered.
- (None) Open to view; unconcealed; undisguised.
- (None) Lacking in appropriate covering or equipment; unfurnished: as, bare walls.
- (None) Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) completely unclothed
- (adjective) lacking embellishment or ornamentation
- (verb) lay bare
- (adjective) lacking in amplitude or quantity
- (adjective) apart from anything else; without additions or modifications