unhand

[ UK /ʌnhˈænd/ ]
VERB
  1. remove the hand from
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How To Use unhand In A Sentence

  • It's unhandy at 300 yards, but then there's not a lot of shooting at 300 yards over there. The .375 H&H: Fraud or Scam?
  • It is due to the high overhead and the unhandiness of the previous fault-tolerance systems.
  • But I did, and managed to pull off, not unhandily, a tale called ` A Wayside Comedy’ where I worked for a certain ` economy of implication,’ and in one phrase of less than a dozen words believed I had succeeded.
  • He handed to the prisoner, as he spoke, the writing materials, which had been seized upon by the archers on their first entrance, and then commanded those satellites to unhand the minstrel. Castle Dangerous
  • His companion was unhandily trimming branches from a pine bole, using an ivory-handled poniard.
  • Colonel Kenton now saw the unhandsomeness of his leaving his wife at all, and he beheld in its true light his shabbiness in not going back to tell her he had found his old friend and was to bring him to dinner. A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories
  • We also simulated seed passage through the avian gut by soaking freshly collected 1997-98 unhandled seeds in concentrated hydrochloric acid for 40 minutes and rubbing the aril off with cloth.
  • The Hawken brothers used the Kentucky as a model for their guns, but the barrels were much shorter (26 to 38 inches), because their users had discovered that a long-barreled rifle, regardless of its advantages, was a damned unhandy thing to hunt with from horseback. Why Shorter is Better
  • It was not an unhandsome face, though generally the expression it wore was one of good-humored dissatisfaction with life in general.
  • 'Once middle age appears even faintly on the horizon, fashion suddenly gets all unhand-me-greybeard-loon' Alexis Petridis: A toast to Toast
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