Brunt



the main force or impact, as of an attack or blow:
His arm took the brunt of the blow.
Contemporary Examples

The Call Never Came Michael D. Brown, Ted Schwarz August 27, 2010
Trayvon Was Black. It Matters. Mark Geragos July 14, 2013
Gabrielle Giffords Shooting: Hatred Ravages AZ Over Immigration Terry Greene Sterling January 8, 2011
Pity the Coal Miners: A Greener Environment’s Biggest Losers Stuart Stevens June 27, 2013
The Army Lied About the Hero Who Died Looking for Bowe Bergdahl Michael Daly June 3, 2014

Historical Examples

Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
Old News Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Battle and the Breeze R.M. Ballantyne
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote

noun
the main force or shock of a blow, attack, etc (esp in the phrase bear the brunt of)
n.
see: bear the brunt

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