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Definition of Hare


  1. To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.
  2. A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity.
  3. A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.

Hare Quotations

The weather was fine and moderate. The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk, four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
Meriwether Lewis

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
Anita Brookner

The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
John Major

In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you.
Anita Brookner

I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare. A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory.
Jacqueline Bisset
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Hare Translations

hare in Danish is hare
hare in Dutch is haas
hare in German is Hase
hare in Italian is lepre
hare in Latin is lepus
hare in Norwegian is hare
hare in Portuguese is lebre
hare in Spanish is liebre
hare in Swedish is hare
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