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  • v. Present participle of wield.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Power; authority; rule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Management; control.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • (That little touch of the rifle kicking back speaks volumes about the disjunct between generic and naturalistic representations of weapons and power, and of the reactions and consequences involved in wielding them.)

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  • Mrs. Stuart is not alone in wielding the bludgeon.

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  • Fortunately, erudite scholars like Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Mehlman have taken the reigns in wielding the power of Greater Israel, much like Phaethon took control of the sun.

    Think Progress » U.S. approves two more weeks of fighting.

  • Her dual-wielding is believable enough that we share in the expectation that anyone stupid enough to come near her will be cut down.

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Review

  • Many who are producing the weapons and materials of war are wondering if they might not be of greater value to the country in wielding rather than by forging those weapons.

    Canada's Reserve Army

  • The pith of the alternative is, whether we shall cover our most vulnerable part with defensive armour, to be worn at all times, or whether we shall trust to our own weapon of offence, and to our skill in wielding it, whenever driven to do so, just how and where it will be most dreaded.

    Defence of Canada

  • …. then the use of the term "wielding" is indeed correct.


  • The direct endorsement of a president still enormously popular among progressive voters is perhaps the biggest hammer that national Democrats can bring to Bennet’s primary battle against former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, and they wasted no time in wielding it.

    ‘Bama Bigfoot « View From a Height

  • He was committed to caution in wielding our nation’s great military power, and careful deliberation and hesitancy before intervening with violence in the affairs of other countries.


  • Since the Bush family are such good friends with the Saudi royal family, maybe the government could ask the House of Saud to loan them some of their sword wielding executioners, at least until the US government gets their own people properly trained.

    Doug Bremner: The Government Wants to Kill You


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