- n any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
- Remember Whitewater? Hacking through that thorny bramble of failed land deals and shady bank loans was supposed to be Ken Starr's big mission.
- Reunited with his parents, Alex runs into a domestic bramble straight out of The Lion King: his father (voiced by the late Bernie Mac, whose Soul Men also opened today) is being .
- Last week a small olive branch sprouted in the bramble of French-Italian difficulties.