Bewares meaning

1859, Robert South, Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, page 71

Repentance bewails those sins that a man has committed, and bewares of those which as yet he has not; [...]

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1918, Horace M. Kallen (trans.), Hans Gross, Criminal Psychology, page 86

Then, if one bewares of voluntary mistakes, of exaggeration and unfounded assertion, if one builds only upon actual and carefully observed facts, an important and well-grounded discipline must ensue.

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