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With little of the original structure still standing, I find it quite difficult to get my bearings.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To help us get our bearings, we gave House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon a call.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Occasionally, I lose my bearings and permit myself an ounce of sympathy for Republican chairman Reince Priebus.
The bombs sprayed shrapnel and ball bearings with such deadly force that limbs could not be saved.‘In the Face of Evil, Americans Will Lift Up What’s Good’|Eleanor Clift|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This official wondered whether the United States had lost its moral and political bearings in its enthusiasm to find new friends.
If one starts out in a haphazard way, it takes him a long time to find his bearings, and much valuable time is lost.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
As the Cabinet are anxious to consider my situation in all its bearings, it is necessary I should open to you all my mind.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
It went out in a few seconds, but not before the master of the tug had taken its bearings and altered his course.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
The ends of the balance staff are made very small so as to form very delicate pivots which turn in jewel bearings.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
He tried to think, tried to co-ordinate events, tried to understand the true bearings of the situation.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking