Except that Dr. Thompson wielded not a scalpel, but a bell-shaped chunk of plastic, a length of string and a sugar packet.
Tlass' father, Mustafa, a former Sunni defense minister who wielded tremendous clout under Hafez Assad, is something of a scholar.
He never abused his power, he says, and he wielded it not for personal gain but to help inmates.
They wielded baseball bats and knives, yelling “Jews, Jews, Jews” as they carried out the attacks.
But despite the influence he wielded in his lifetime, Ingersoll today has been all but forgotten.
If she exerted any influence, or wielded any power, it was not of the kind which attends a violent or morose temper.
The prophets were well aware of the temper and force of this weapon which they wielded.
The Fujiwara, indeed, wielded nothing of their ancient influence.
What political power could be wielded in a subject state of the Empire was in their hands.
This might fittingly be compared to that wielded by the Church in the Middle Ages.
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).