from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an even-handed manner; justly; impartially.


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  • Haydn distributes his arias even-handedly among his protagonists, giving everyone the potential to shine, but permitting no one to dominate.

    L'Isola Disabitata – review

  • '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.

    kateelliott: Sotomayor

  • "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.

    Tribes Rolling Out Cigarettes

  • 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.

    2009 January - Telic Thoughts

  • On behalf of the great libertarian-liberal alliance, I propose that federalism be applied even-handedly, to social as well as economic issues.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why do Libertarians Like Federalism?

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Foxman Steps Up His Campaign Against Fairness

  • The first was that Ike “begin to deal even-handedly with Israel and the Arabs” in terms of financial assistance.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • The Tunisian state news agency said soldiers and border guards had intervened even-handedly, moving to disarm both the rebels and the government soldiers.

    Tunisia Repels Libyan Spillover

  • 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.

    Daphne Eviatar: Former Gitmo Prisoner's Case Comes Down to What He Knew and When He Knew It

  • 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.

    Bennett L. Gershman: How Immigration Courts Contaminate American Justice


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