A famous restaurant owner went to jail for wielding a pipe at a reporter.
wielding actual power in the highest position is very different from games and principles expressive of a narrow focus down below.
Are you the kind of criminal who runs down the beach at night wielding a knife and stabbing every woman you pass?
But clearly, whoever was wielding that prescription pad was no Main Street doctor.
Often, the further former French presidents get from wielding power, the more consensual they become as public figures.
In a moment Stefan was among them, wielding his short-handled and long-lashed whip.
He had seized a sword from a dying hand and was wielding it with aptitude and power.
Instead of driving the plough or wielding the sickle, you roll your cylinders.
One began to dream the sensation of wielding unmeasured power.
The fence had never been finished at the rear and up on a scrubby side hill behind the house a man was wielding an axe.
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).