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An example use of sword in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… double-edged sword gated community …”
A sword is a weapon that is typically a long, thin, double-edged blade with a hilt.
the word sword occurs in english on average 16.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.