having two edges, as a sword.
cutting or effective both ways.
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How to use two-edged in a sentence
Whatever you do, don't write a word to that Carr friend of yours; he's as sharp as a two-edged sword.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Therefore, as said before—in the next place—It is written, that there shall be a two-edged sword in the hand of the saints.The Saint's Tragedy | Charles Kingsley
The thoughtful man is knitting and sharpening himself into a two-edged sword, wherewith to pierce.The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3) | John Ruskin
He wields the two-edged sword of truth, and therefore defies the strong arm of power.
An atmosphere of that sort is like a two-edged sword, it cuts both ways.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them | Charles David Musgrove
British Dictionary definitions for two-edged
having two cutting edges
(esp of a remark) having two interpretations, such as she looks nice when she smiles
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