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English definition of “bear the scars”

bear the scars

to still suffer emotional pain from something unpleasant that happened in the pastExperiencing and suffering
(Definition of bear the scars from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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