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In fine, our fathers bore the brunt of more raging and pitiless elements than we.

Keep your men well in hand, for we may have to bear the brunt of the King's dragoons.

All at once I saw that I myself must bear the brunt of this scandal.

On this army, it was expected, the brunt of the drive would fall.

The girl has taken the brunt of business while we played and she has only the reward of a salary.

The camp he attacked was that of the Seventh Michigan which bore the brunt of it.

The French had to bear the brunt of German fury throughout the week.

For months past, the brunt of the war has fallen almost entirely on her.

After Hill, Magruder's troops bore the brunt of the last fearful fighting.

It is literalism, however, which bears the brunt of his attack.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "a sharp blow," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse brundr "sexual heat," or bruna "to advance like wildfire." Meaning "chief force" is first attested 1570s.

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