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  • v. To give something to a responsible person.


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  • Tarak perpetually kept his hand in front of his face as clouds of gnats swarmed in his eyes, nose, and ears.


  • They have been told to hold their hands against their breasts, the thumbs crossed as they have been taught, but James Jessop reaches out and takes his sister's hand in his own.

    The Killing Kind

  • In answer to her apology, Cat deliberately stuck her hand in her pocket and pulled out a handful of things—coins, fluff, string, pocketstuff.


  • Each time, the answer came up the same: it appeared that EBV might indeed play a direct hand in triggering autoimmunity by being a hauntingly close match to the Sm B sequence.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Indeed this kind of solemn translation (elevatio corporis) was treated as the outward recognition of heroic sanctity, the equivalent of canonization, in the period before the Holy See reserved to itself the passing of a final judgment upon the merits of deceased servants of God, and on the other hand in the earlier forms of canonization

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The suggestion that Epstein-Barr virus might have a hand in autoimmunity, would, Harley knew, be irritating to our colleagues because our predecessors had looked at it and found very little there.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • We talked about J. H. Taylor, five-time winner of the British Open, whod had a hand in the laying out of M&C.

    The Italian Summer

  • She smiled as he took her hand in one hand and waved to Dad Junior in the SUV with the other.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • "I love Alan Alda," says Linney, who, as a producer, has a hand in casting.

    The Big C Comes Out Swinging for Season 2

  • The dip-making apparently now concluded, Cath grabbed my hand in hers and led me out of the kitchen and through the common room.

    Miss Misery


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