n. main impact or shock; main burden
Tom Sawyer claimed credit for painting the fence, but the brunt of the work fell on others.
Sentence in Classic:
It is all very well for the man: he can go his ways as if nothing had happened, having had his moment of pleasure, but the girl has to bear the brunt.
He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked anger.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Lily sat silent, taking the brunt of it quietly, letting it spend itself on her to the last drop of its accumulated falseness; then, without a word, she rose and went down to her cabin.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context