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Norway is likely to bear the brunt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But critics said the poorest families could bear the brunt of any change and incentives must be brought in to help them. The Sun (2016)WHY should junior doctors have to bear the brunt of the failure of well-paid hospital managers. The Sun (2016)BLUE collar workers are bearing the brunt of the housing crisis, a study says. The Sun (2016)Although they bear the brunt, they are not alone - primary schools are also affected. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the same time scrutiny of the executive will be diminished as the back benches are likely to bear the brunt of the cut to Commons numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why do you think single mothers and disabled women are bearing the brunt of cuts? The Sun (2015)The unemployed are feeling the brunt of it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Women are bearing the brunt of the cutbacks in government spending. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The health service will bear the brunt of the cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The north and east are expected to bear the brunt of icy winds from the east. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its local radio network bore the brunt of the cuts. The Sun (2014)It is likely that those regions will bear the brunt of the cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But he hinted that the brunt of cuts would be borne by civilian staff to protect soldiers fighting on the front line. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It had taken the brunt of criticism of the quality of meals served up to British schoolchildren. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Britain's club scene appears to be feeling the brunt of this change. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She said that his kidney would not suffer; the liver takes the brunt of the work with alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is a horrible atmosphere to live in, especially for your son who appears to be bearing the brunt. The Sun (2013)It is a tragedy for those who take the brunt and we in the Labour party will always speak for them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I let them take the brunt. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They would also criticize a lot, and it was especially those who were a bit shy who had to bear the brunt. POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)The judiciary - and circuit judges in particular - have unfairly borne the brunt of this criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Perhaps that is why the company has taken the brunt of the environmentalists' backlash against 4x4s. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But medical staff, who bear the brunt of physical attacks from patients and their relatives, will not be offered the vests. The Sun (2007)The food producers, who generally hedge their buying, will feel the brunt of this next year and pass it on to retailers and consumers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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