dead hand

NOUN
  1. the oppressive influence of past events or decisions
  2. real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)
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How To Use dead hand In A Sentence

  • Really nothing more I can add to that except used in combination with your pillow its dead handy for wrapping bottles/breakables in your suitcase.
  • Cochrane merely nodded dumbly, staring at the approaching Dead Hands. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
  • And, above all, there are dealers in mummies, offering for sale mysteriously shaped coffins, mummy-cloths, dead hands, gods, scarabaei -- and the thousand and one things that this old soil has yielded for centuries like an inexhaustible mine. Egypt (La Mort de Philae)
  • Given the manner in which the development of Sligo has been stifled by sectional interest, it is hoped that the same dead hand of greed does not thwart the plans of the harbour board.
  • The dead hand of bureaucracy is slowing our progress.
  • We need to free business from the dead hand of bureaucracy.
  • But even then the Dead Hand functioned, the spirit inside indifferent to any physical harm. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
  • 8: 05: Jonathan "You'll Have to Pry My Career From My Cold, Dead Hands" Karsh, "You've heard all the candidates speak, and now it's your turn: VOTE! Gabriel Delahaye: LiveBlogging Kid Nation: Democracy Inaction
  • The greater the freedom from the dead hand of state control, the better our health service is likely to become.
  • Bozo The Neoclown says: perhaps as a “half-time show” they can exhume the remains of charlie heston and pry the gun from his “cold, dead hands” on the stairs of the capitol? Think Progress » Gun Advocates Plan DC March On 15th Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing
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