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wield
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

15 uses
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Definition to have or use — such as
  • to wield an ax — to hold or use an ax (especially to handle it well)
  • to wield power or influence — to have or exercise power or influence
  • I will not take the Ring to wield it.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (90% in)
wield = use its power
  • The wish to wield it would be too great, for my strength.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (88% in)
  • The figure lifted his arms and a light flashed from the staff that he wielded.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- In the House of Tom Bombadil (36% in)
  • Sauron can put fire to his evil uses, as he can all things, but these Riders do not love it, and fear those who wield it.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (73% in)
  • The power of the ring had lengthened his years far beyond their span; but that power only the Great Rings wield.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (47% in)
  • A great king and sorcerer he was of old, and now he wields a deadly fear.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (56% in)
  • ' "Saruman," I said, standing away from him, "only one hand at a time can wield the One, and you know that well, so do not trouble to say we!
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (65% in)
  • Wielding it the Free Lords of the Free may surely defeat the Enemy.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (88% in)
  • Its strength, Boromir, is too great for anyone to wield at will, save only those who have already a great power of their own.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (89% in)
  • Mayhap the Sword-that-was-Broken may still stem the tide — if the hand that wields it has inherited not an heirloom only, but the sinews of the Kings of Men.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (90% in)
  • But all that has been wrought by those who wield the Three will turn to their undoing, and their minds and hearts will become revealed to Sauron, if he regains the One.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (92% in)
  • Beside them Gimli stood with his stout legs apart, wielding his dwarf-axe.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (18% in)
  • His broad flat face was swart, his eyes were like coals, and his tongue was red; he wielded a great spear.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- The Bridge of Khazad-dum (40% in)
  • I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- The Bridge of Khazad-dum (86% in)
  • Rich are the hours, though short they seem, in Caras Galadhon, where Galadriel wields the Elven-ring.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (62% in)

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