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Word: brunt

Definition: main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument


Sentences Containing 'brunt'

A well known supporter of both the abolitionist and suffragette movements, Whitney herself was to publicly feel the brunt of the sexism of the day when, in 1875, the commission for a statue of Charles Sumner that won a competition was denied her when it was discovered that the winning model was created by a woman.
After Wei's removal (along with Xue's, after the defeat against Khitan), Yao and Lu were the only remaining chancellors, and Yao bore the brunt of the responsibilities.
At Souk El Gharb and Khalde however, it was the Lebanese Army and not the LF who confronted the Druze militias; for the next three days the army's Eighth Brigade led by Colonel Michel Aoun bore the brunt of the attacks, fighting desperately to retain control of the town.
Captain Van Brunt (Joel Abel) offered instructions and Leslie Harmon to Captain John Worden (Andy Park) of the "Monitor".
Connecticut bore the brunt of the storm, with many locations checking in with snowfall totals of 20 to 30 inches.
Even so he topped the England and MCC batting averages on the tour despite bearing the brunt of the Australian fast bowlers and he and Washbrook added 138, 137 and 100 for the first wicket in successive innings, matching the record of Hobbs and Sutcliffe in 1924–25.
From thence it is the storm of God's quick wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt.
Hungarian civilians bore the brunt of the fighting, and it was often impossible for Soviet troops to differentiate military from civilian targets.
In January 1929, he was involved in an auto accident, recognized by Italian authorities, arrested and extradicted back to Germany to take the full brunt of the Nazis' anger.
In the subsequent Battle of Yalu River, his forces bore the brunt of the Japanese assault, and without adequate support from General Zasulich, were routed with heavy losses.
Maggs' poetry has appeared in the 1994 collection, "Timely Departures" (Breakwater) and in several reviews and anthologies, such as "Poetry Ireland Review", "Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada" and Stephen Brunt's "The Way It Looks from Here: Contemporary Canadian Writing on Sport" and the "March Hare Anthology" (Breakwater, 2007).
Metheun escaped with his career intact, with the War Office and Kitchener taking the brunt of criticism for providing him with green troops.
Shackleton later named a glacier after McDonald on the Brunt Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea.
The advanced guard, or "Vorhut", was redeployed before the battle as the center of the main Austrian line, and took the brunt of the initial fighting.
The area just west of Pensacola, including the community of Warrington (which includes Pensacola NAS), Perdido Key, and Innerarity Point, took the brunt of the storm.
The B61 bus route operates between Park Slope by Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School and Smith Street and Fulton Mall near the Jay Street – MetroTech subway station in Downtown Brooklyn via 9th Street, (encompassing the former B77 route and the southern half of the former B75 route; the northern half is now part of the B57), Van Brunt Street and Atlantic Avenue at all times.
The B61 bus route provides service from Hamilton Avenue, through Erie Basin/IKEA Plaza, to Van Brunt St and then northward, through the Columbia Street Waterfront District and terminates in Downtown Brooklyn.
The Crosstown Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, running along Van Brunt Street and Manhattan Avenue between Red Hook and Long Island City, Queens.
They compete in a fight onscreen, with Optoman taking the brunt of it.
This service normally runs between IKEA and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan, but has added a new stop at Van Brunt Street to support local businesses hurt by Hurricane Sandy.
To save face, Kangli hides his condition from everyone and bears the brunt of Naonao's unpredictable behavior by herself.
Virtually all of Perdido Key, an area on the outskirts of Pensacola that bore the brunt of Ivan's winds and rain, was essentially leveled.

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