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wield
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to have or use
The exact meaning of wield can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "to wield an ax" — to have it in hand
  • "to wield power or influence" — to have or exercise power or influence
  • No eye could see him, save that ever-wakeful one which had seen him in his closet, wielding the bloody scourge.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (6% in)

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