Examples from the Web for bearer
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but here at Royalist towers we think not.
In about 12 minutes the gun carriage and bearer party and escort party, led by a band of the Royal Marines, will lead off.
How would people in the audience have known that here was a bearer of friendly fire, not an accomplice in the massacre?For Obama, Romney, and America, Gun Control Is Dead|Robert Shrum|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Not to be the bearer of ill tidings, Herman, but you are close to the last person in America still wondering this.Was Herman Cain’s High-Risk Campaign Fueled by Testosterone?|Michelle Cottle|November 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Getting yelled at for being the bearer of bad news—or even non-news—is not uncommon.
If the bill is payable to bearer it is transferable by mere delivery.
The jar is made to rest upon the girdle of the bearer, while she supports it upon her back by one or both of the handles.
Then that ominous silence was broken by Castleman's call: "Bearer of flag of truce!"Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
As it drew near it was seen that to all appearance the bearer was a chūgen.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
It is as a bearer of value, in form adapted to the problem, that is in highly saleable form, that the dollar functions.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for bearer
- a native carrier, esp on an expedition
- a native servant
Word Origin and History for bearer
Old English -berere (in water-berere), agent noun from bear (v.). Meaning "one who helps carry a corpse to the grave" is from 1630s.