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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wield.

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Examples

  • ICE has said that this year - even after the news of Guerrier's death - its goal is to deport 700 Haitian "criminal aliens", a term wielded to prevent the public from distinguishing murderers from traffic-law violators, and drug-users from people charged with crimes but never convicted.

    The Guardian World News

  • That aside, I am more than a little worried that the Commerce Clause seems to be once again wielded as a tool of force by Congress rather than as an instrument to ensure commercial fairness between the states as I (personally) believe it was intended.

    Senate health bill clears last procedural hurdle

  • But the sharpness of the words being wielded is causing the fight to be not about those issues, but instead about … well, the fight itself.

    The haunted house on Capitol Hill

  • Terrors (July/August 2004), a review of Simon Sebag Montefiore's new biography, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, historian Robert Conquest considers the surprising influence Stalin wielded over intellectuals in the United States.

    Facing Up to Stalin

  • While yet his word wielded the friend of the Scyldings, 30

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • One of Wired magazine's most popular features is "Jargon Watch," an up-to-date list of slang wielded by the digerati.

    Silicon Valley Talk

  • And America is not -- yet -- a country that can be ruled from horseback or by the sword wielded in the name of the sovereign.

    Confirmation of the Peripheral Role of the Theocratic Element in this Bushite Regime

  • It seems that the sword wielded by the protagonist of my Servant of the Manthycore series has just come up on ebay :

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • When I'm finished, and leave for Aydindril in a couple of days, then I will return it, and you will have a sword wielded not only by a king, but by the Mother Confessor, too. '

    Stone of Tears

  • At least, he can hot-forge the shields, since he doubts that any sword wielded by a trooper can bring any more force to bear than his chisel under the power of the heavy hammer.

    The Magic Engineer

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