the main force or impact, as of an attack or blow: His arm took the brunt of the blow.
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How to use brunt in a sentence
So easily without care or trouble may the brunts of malice be declined or repelled.Sermons on Evil-Speaking | Isaac Barrow
British Dictionary definitions for brunt
the main force or shock of a blow, attack, etc (esp in the phrase bear the brunt of)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with brunt
see bear the brunt.
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