The first quiet retreat was in the southern villages, which bore the brunt of the initial attack.
But there was no predicting with certainty that New Orleans would bear the brunt of the storm.
While Cyrus caught the brunt of the controversy, there was still some blowback against Thicke, who is married with children.
Do young black males disproportionately suffer the brunt of this criminal justice system?
Parisian concept store Colette, a seller of the T-shirts, reportedly received the brunt of Slimane's anger.
It was a distressing time; and poor Jerusha Abbott, being the oldest orphan, had to bear the brunt of it.
The brunt of the toil, the duty of being pioneer, fell on Mayo.
The unfortunate Guerrier was also worthy of her title, for she bore the brunt of the battle.
HIS face then had borne the brunt; hers had been turned away from inquisition.
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.