verb (used with object)
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Origin of wield
OTHER WORDS FROM wieldwield·a·ble, adjectivewielder, nounun·wield·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wieldweald, wield
Example sentences from the Web for wield
They are wielding the court’s impact on health care to get Democrats to the polls, but they can’t they do anything to stop an ultraconservative Supreme Court from deciding to take down Obamacare.With no tools to halt Barrett’s confirmation, Democrats fall back on symbolic resistance|Amber Phillips|October 22, 2020|Washington Post
Humanity’s trajectory from tool-wielding hominins to the architects of grand metropolises has been interwoven with our ever-expanding sense of time.Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here’s how we escape.|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
He said Democrats might wield them differently, working in conjunction with allies for instance, or use them to address different matters, such as environmental or human rights issues.No matter who wins the election, US fashion manufacturing won’t be returning to China|Marc Bain|October 16, 2020|Quartz
One year before he started giving out seditious language tickets, he shot a mentally ill man wielding scissors on the same street.Officers Who Wrote Multiple Seditious Language Tickets Have Been Accused of Other Violations|Kara Grant|October 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A robotic arm then wields a spatula and grabs baskets full of food to fry.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 10)|Singularity Hub Staff|October 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
In post-Vedic times he presided over a complicated system of Hells; he was Dandadhara, “the wielder of the rod or mace”.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
The wielder of the powder puff sees herself afar off, as it were.
Once in a while some one would ask the wielder of the marine glasses what he could see, and in this way all were kept informed.Motor Boat Boys on the Great Lakes|Louis Arundel
Hence also the generally milder character of the heir apparent and future wielder of the Baronial power, than of the sire.
These are capable of vanquishing the army of the wielder himself of the thunderbolt with the Maruts in the midst.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2|Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli