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She wields little authority, but much influence in the company.
  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
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wield wielding wielded wields wielder
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  • She wields little authority, but much influence in the company.
  • I will not take the Ring to wield it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • I scream before I can stop myself, and a second later, the creature’s hand drops away. feel a presence behind me and turn to find Spiro Teluman wielding the most beautiful scim I’ve ever seen.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • Screaming at the top of his lungs, he wielded his huge knife with both hands above his head and rushed forward, straight for his monster.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Thomas met the Rat Man himself, who was at least half a foot taller than him, wielding his blade; it came down in an arc toward Thomas’s shoulder, but Thomas thrust upward with his stiff cable and connected with the man’s armpit.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • I type Nick’s name into the search engine, and the blogs are going nuts, because my husband has gotten drunk and done an insane interview, in a bar, with a random girl wielding a Flip camera.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Julian was with her, of course, wielding his own favorite weapon, the crossbow.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He gripped the flashlight, wielding it like a short sword, ready to fight.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Mae was at once aware of the power she wielded—instantly, she became one of the three most visible Circlers—and determined to wear it lightly.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Now we had escorts, and one rifle-wielding wight had become three.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Worst-case scenarios included my grandfather running naked in the street, wielding a hunting rifle, foaming at the mouth on the front lawn, or lying in wait with a blunt object in hand.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Butorsky wielded housing assignments as a weapon, so if you got on his bad side, you would be stuck into rooms.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Floating angels and trumpet-wielding infants danced all over the walls and ceiling.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Off to the side, she saw Laird standing over the portable grill, wielding a pair of tongs.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • And my sword is the only one you can wield.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I picture Sarah dressed in a hard hat, wielding a hammer.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • But this garbage-wielding twelve-year-old made me nervous.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The king had claimed that magic was an affront to the Goddess and her gods—that to wield it was to impertinently imitate their power.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • That made me think of Phoebe and the lunatic, and I said, "If I were walking in Phoebe’s moccasins, I would have to believe in a lunatic and an axe-wielding Mrs. Cadaver to explain my mother’s disappearance."
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • The Indian boys were bewilderingly quick and skillful, and they wielded their bats with no heed for each other’s heads, and certainly not for Matt’s.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Hundreds of prisoners in threadbare clothing hurried from one work detail to another, threatened by gun-wielding German and Ukrainian guards.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Dad started to paint, wielding the brush awkwardly.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • That’s when he flipped onto an American broadcast of a bearded white guy wielding a circular saw.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Chris I know from hammer-wielding shop fame.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • They wielded enormous power—even the power of life and death.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Unless—unless (and the second thought caught her up short and made her sit tremblingly on the stairs) this convicted forger, who wielded so much power in the house, should seize upon that moment of thwarted venery as a way to get back at Sophie, work out her frustration by turning love into vengeance, run to the Commandant with some tale of wrongdoing (specifically, that it was the other prisoner who had initiated the seduction), and in this way shatter to bits the framework of…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Piper didn’t look dangerous, but if the need arose, she could dual-wield Celestial bronze blades or shoot her enemies in the face with ripe mangoes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I’d let him rescue me from sword-wielding ninjas."
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He found a reasonably flat spot, free of rocks and pine cones, in which to demonstrate the art of dagger-wielding.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Oh, Theo!" she said, her face opening with a touching, unguarded plainness that made me think of Andy on the rare occasions when he was actually pleased about something—such as his Nagler 22mm telescopic eyepiece arriving in the mail or his happy discovery of the LARP (Live Action Role Play) porn site, featuring busty sword-wielding lasses getting it on with knights and wizards and so forth.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • We watched a Red girl fall into the arena like a bolt of lightning, wielding power she should not have.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • "Sometimes it’s simply a place with the ruins of an old cabin, and the echoes of the life lived there, the power wielded there.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • He wields 10,000 hands of anger, greed, and revenge.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • They swarm in among the children, wielding medical kits.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He jumps up, kicking his chair ten feet behind him and wielding a knife.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Roger advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Suddenly, they burst into the creek, wielding sticks like swords.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • When I glance back at Enano, I notice he’s now wielding a switchblade in his hand.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Rosa touched one and picked it up, but she did not wield it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Turtle, wielding a chopstick in each hand, had managed to pick up a chunk of pineapple.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • How long shall they wield unlawful power?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Another, assaulted by someone wielding a machete atop the trains, arrived with the ligaments in his right hand severed.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • "Sure," said Isabelle, wielding the eyeliner expertly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I stand there, completely naked, as the three circle me, wielding tweezers to remove any last bits of hair.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The labor, performed under club-wielding foremen, was so dangerous and exhausting that thousands of POWs died on the job.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Although they were almost the same age, Ezinma wielded a strong influence over her half-sister.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • No eye could see him, save that ever-wakeful one which had seen him in his closet, wielding the bloody scourge.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Of the power I wielded, through my absence, to make him unhappy, to maul his open, vulnerable heart, if I chose to, like a Doberman going to work on a kitten.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
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