Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an even-handed manner; justly; impartially.
“Haydn distributes his arias even-handedly among his protagonists, giving everyone the potential to shine, but permitting no one to dominate.”
“Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called for a vigorous confirmation process to thoroughly examine her record to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law even-handedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences.”
“We want the federal and state governments to even-handedly enforce the laws across all cigarette brands," said David Sutton , a spokesman for the Richmond, Va., company.”
“Second, to graciously and even-handedly explain why these aspects both seem to 'encounter consciousness' and why, despite this, there is a strong tendency for physicists to prefer the matter remain downplayed – if it needs to be mentioned at all.”
“On behalf of the great libertarian-liberal alliance, I propose that federalism be applied even-handedly, to social as well as economic issues.”
“Howard Dean got hammered – in an open letter from Pelosi, who denied he spoke for the Democrats – for suggesting the US behave “even-handedly” toward both parties.”
“The first was that Ike “begin to deal even-handedly with Israel and the Arabs” in terms of financial assistance.”
“The Tunisian state news agency said soldiers and border guards had intervened even-handedly, moving to disarm both the rebels and the government soldiers.”
“What's clear from the trial's opening, however, is that lawyers on both sides seem strong, the judge appears to be addressing the issues even-handedly, and, 12 years after the East Africa embassy bombings, the stage is finally set to give Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani a fair trial.”
“Assuming that most of these cases involve the fate of a person who seeks to remain in this country with his family and friends, and wants a judicial hearing to prove that he should not be deported, it's impossible for even the most well-meaning, professional, and conscientious immigration judge to dispense justice to all the defendants in his courtroom fairly and even-handedly.”
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