brunt brunt  /b ˈrənt/


  • (n) main force of a blow etc


  1. Of the 178,000 active-duty Marines in the world, some 80,000 have seen a tour in Iraq or Afghanistan, and 25,000 are now bearing the brunt of some of the worst fighting in Iraq.
  2. The government plan is partly a response to demand from civil-society groups, who say Ugandan women are bearing the brunt of the AIDS epidemic.
  3. I'm always annoyed about why black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else's contempt.


  1. Boston Bruins fans make Game 1 a night at the movies

    NASHUA – Imagine being one person, armed with only a flashlight, trying to calm down hundreds of excited Boston Bruins fans. It’s not an ideal situation if it happens once. But Chunky’s Cinema’s staff are facing the possibility of doing it seven times. On Wednesday night, incessant talkers and texters got a break as the few present Chicago Blackhawks fans took the brunt of the dirty looks at ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  2. What Dad Actually Wants for Father's Day

    Dads still bear the brunt of the financial burden in most families, but here are five ways you can ease their stress on Father's Day.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Who Put Up With Coolatta Bigot Gets Some Recognition

    "I can't wait to put this on Facebook." That awesome Dunkin' Donuts clerk who patiently bore the brunt of a particularly hateful and expletive-filled customer rant will be recognized by the fast-food chain , somehow. Incensed that she hadn't been issued a receipt or something, the woman returned to the offensive franchise and recorded her epically depressing confrontation with the shop's ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "I believe her decision to remain in Queensland during this tough time is the right one," Ms Bligh said. "While the north of the state has worn the brunt of these recent airline announcements, these are decisions that are affecting the entire...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Anna Bligh Source: Camden Advertiser

  2. Addressing 60 veterans and their families at a town hall meeting at American Legion Post 490 in Houston, Obama said, "Veterans are bearing the brunt of bad decision-making by our leaders." "War should not be the first resort. ...... lt should...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Pacific island countries are among the least responsible for the causes of climate change," Rudd told the forum opening ceremony. "They will bear the brunt of its impact the most -- we must all act together to meet this challenge. We must...
    on Aug 4, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: AFP

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adulterate adulterate
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