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wield
used in King Lear

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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
  • Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter; Dearer than eyesight, space, and liberty; Beyond what can be valu'd, rich or rare; No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honour; As much as child e'er lov'd, or father found; A love that makes breath poor and speech unable; Beyond all manner of so much I love you.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (18% in)

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