American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having hands calloused or hardened by work.
- adj. Oppressive; tyrannical.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having hands hardened by toil.
- Practising severity; ruling with a strong hand.
- adj. Alternative form of hardhanded.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having hard hands, as a manual laborer.
“Being hyper-critical, he's probably still a bit of a hard-handed, away-from-body prodder in the corridor for Tests, but he's arguably the purest and most exhilirating shotmaker and, anyway, Colly has played 68 games with myriad technical 'flaws'.”
“Iranian authorities sent police into the streets of the capital Monday to crack down on informal currency trading and support the rial, signaling Iranians' heightened insecurity over their dwindling buying power and Tehran's increasingly hard-handed efforts to stave off economic panic.”
“The officers were from the a military intelligence and security service (MIVD) cell and carried out "hard-handed tactical interrogations".”
“I mean, even Giuliani who people thought at the time was hard-handed going after the mafia, was nothing compared to what Spitzer was doing.”
“And even the mental health professionals at the hospital fail him with their hard-handed discipline and flawed treatment.”
“Zimbabwe's seven-year economic and political decline has been marked by an increasingly hard-handed government clampdown on its critics in recent months.”
“The town gentleman was not half so far removed from Sol and Dan, and the hard-handed order in general, in his passions as in his philosophy.”
“Daniel Thwaite was swarthy, hard-handed, black-bearded — with a noble fire in his eyes, but with an innate coarseness about his mouth which betokened roughness as well as strength.”
“With that general order insured, she practiced the kind of hard-handed control for which she had become known among the Dark Queen's Highlords.”
“Enough! the mage cried in his mind even as the hard-handed avatar pulled back on the thick leather reins, obliging him to rise above the trees and the fire.”
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