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lear

[leer] /lɪər/
noun, Scot. and North England.
1.
learning; instruction; lesson.
Origin of lear
late Middle English
1350-1400
1350-1400; late Middle English lere lesson, noun use of lere to teach, Old English lǣran; cognate with Dutch leren, German lehren, Gothic laisjan; akin to lore1

Lear

[leer] /lɪər/
noun
1.
Edward, 1812–88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter.
2.
(italics) King Lear.
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  • For lears threats, what could he do to him, whose life was already at his service, that should not hinder duty from speaking?

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, February 1883 The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
  • Yet the King lears of later times have been all beard, or very nearly so.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • Something comes choking in ones throat, climbing like lears hysterica passio.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for lears

Lear

/lɪə/
noun
1.
Edward. 1812–88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks
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