from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The amount that a fist can hold.

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  • n. the amount that can be held in a closed fist

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A handful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity that can be held in the hand


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  • Get a 'fistful' of information on that 'rosy' subject.

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  • The strategy appears to be in play in the DRM proceeding, with only a fistful of corporate or think thank names appearing among the 700 current submissions.

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  • He will want to go on and stop another sap that will shove a fistful of money at him.

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  • Unsurprisingly, ousted NoW staff took her promises with a fistful of salt.

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  • He grabbed a fistful of her sleeve and twisted it.


  • I heard Kate cry out in pain as her captor grabbed a fistful of her hair, pulling her head sideways, exposing her neck.


  • Just in time to get hit with a fistful of crazy by Chuck Grassley, it seems.

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  • Neanderthal women dragged by a fistful of hair to their suitor's cave-boudoir were most likely thinking, "If only Lance had brought me that saber tooth necklace I'd asked for, I would have gone willingly."

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