But there was no predicting with certainty that New Orleans would bear the brunt of the storm.
Do young black males disproportionately suffer the brunt of this criminal justice system?
Latinos, who say they have felt the brunt of Arizona hate speech for years, were more circumspect.
early 14c., "a sharp blow," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse brundr "sexual heat," or bruna "to advance like wildfire." Meaning "chief force" is first attested 1570s.