Who are these anonymous gatekeepers who wield such frightening power?
Dame Helen Mirren comes out of CIA retirement to wield her weapon in Red, which hits theaters this weekend.
But a top network executive says a strong-willed person like Emanuel might be able to wield disproportionate clout.
It is not yet clear how much power women now wield within the criminal underworld.
I wield a whip and at the end of the song, I tell the boys to bend over.
How to act with people who wield political influence or those who, even if not rich, may be serviceable.
He knew what she desired and what weapons she could wield wherewith to subdue his will.
It was because boys understand fully the force of example, and can wield it with great power to secure their ends.
Do you like the sound of the line, “I wield the flail of the lashing hail”?
So great an influence does it wield in modern industrial life that it is often called King Cotton.
Old English weldan (Mercian), wieldan, wealdan (West Saxon) "to govern, possess, have control over" (class VII strong verb; past tense weold, past participle gewealden), merged with weak verb wyldan, both from Proto-Germanic *wal-t- (cf. Old Saxon and Gothic waldan, Old Frisian walda "to govern, rule," Old Norse valda "to rule, wield, to cause," Old High German waltan, German walten "to rule, govern").
The Germanic words probably are from PIE *waldh- (cf. Old Church Slavonic vlado "to rule," vlasti "power;" Lithuanian veldu "to rule, possess"), from root *wal- "to be strong, to rule" (see valiant).