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 Meanings and Examples of WIELD
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 v.  handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease. exercise effectively; handle; have power over; rule; manage
Classic Sentence:
1  My friend, my father," said Morrel with excitement, "have a care, I again repeat, for the power you wield over me alarms me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
2  Over thought and religion; drink; dress; manners; marriage too, I wield my truncheon.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
3  Emulously they keep their guard, these with javelins, those with stones, and wield fire and fit arrows on the string.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK TENTH
4  Nevertheless, this old man's was a patient hammer wielded by a patient arm.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
5  Throwing a last and lingering glance at the distant canoes, he laid aside his rifle, and, relieving the wearied Duncan, resumed the paddle, which he wielded with sinews that never tired.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 20
6  It was as if a thousand axes, wee and invisible, were being wielded.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
7  And he carved out little wooden feet for her, and crutches, taught her the psalm criminals always sing; and she kissed the hand which had wielded the axe, and went over the heath.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE RED SHOES
8  No eye could see him, save that ever-wakeful one which had seen him in his closet, wielding the bloody scourge.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
Example Sentence:
1  The Traders will never again wield as much power as we did.
2  Finally, the weight of scientific evidence, wielded by an implacable defense attorney, got Miller released and another man indicted.
3  A man used to wielding an axe fought best on foot.
4  Protesters, anxious over the spending cuts, urged councillors to think again before wielding the axe.