1 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.
2 She simply left the brunt of the situation on her husband's hands, as if too absorbed in a grievance of her own to suspect that she might be the object of one herself.
3 From thence it is the storm of God's quick wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt.
4 By St Michael," answered Front-de-Boeuf, "I would thou couldst stand the whole brunt of this adventure thyself, De Bracy.
5 Whatever might be its effect, however, she must stand the brunt of it again that very day.
6 He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked anger.
7 He had not done so for fear Princess Mary should ask her father to give his consent, irritating him and having to bear the brunt of his displeasure without attaining her object.
8 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.