The power the Bay State has wielded in Washington has really been through the Congress.
Tlass' father, Mustafa, a former Sunni defense minister who wielded tremendous clout under Hafez Assad, is something of a scholar.
They wielded baseball bats and knives, yelling “Jews, Jews, Jews” as they carried out the attacks.
He never abused his power, he says, and he wielded it not for personal gain but to help inmates.
But despite the influence he wielded in his lifetime, Ingersoll today has been all but forgotten.
If she exerted any influence, or wielded any power, it was not of the kind which attends a violent or morose temper.
His influence had thus far been wielded only to secure his own position.
The Fujiwara, indeed, wielded nothing of their ancient influence.
Hugh wielded the scythe the whole of the harvest, and Margaret gathered to him.
This might fittingly be compared to that wielded by the Church in the Middle Ages.
Old English weldan (Mercian), wieldan, wealdan (West Saxon) "to govern, possess, have control over" (class VII strong verb; past tense weold, past participle gewealden), merged with weak verb wyldan, both from Proto-Germanic *wal-t- (cf. Old Saxon and Gothic waldan, Old Frisian walda "to govern, rule," Old Norse valda "to rule, wield, to cause," Old High German waltan, German walten "to rule, govern").
The Germanic words probably are from PIE *waldh- (cf. Old Church Slavonic vlado "to rule," vlasti "power;" Lithuanian veldu "to rule, possess"), from root *wal- "to be strong, to rule" (see valiant).