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.
Stuart Stevens on the poor folks bearing the brunt of new regulations.
In the next instant, Andrews took a direct hit and the brunt of the explosion.
It was a distressing time; and poor Jerusha Abbott, being the oldest orphan, had to bear the brunt of it.
In fine, our fathers bore the brunt of more raging and pitiless elements than we.
The unfortunate Guerrier was also worthy of her title, for she bore the brunt of the battle.
Keep your men well in hand, for we may have to bear the brunt of the King's dragoons.
We will bear the brunt of it, out of our fatherly affection for you.
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.