Great Bear


Examples of Great Bear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most obvious one is the Big Dipper, a subset of stars in Ursa Major (the Great Bear), high overhead this month. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 27 Mar. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Great Bear was in 1639

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“Great Bear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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Great Bear

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