Definitions

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  • adv. Holding or clasping hands.
  • adv. Naturally, ordinarily or predictably together; commonly having a correlation or relationship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Just; fair; equitable.

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

  • adv. together
  • adv. clasping each other's hands

Etymologies

hand + in + hand (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I thought of them walking hand in hand in the baby aisles, a peachy glow around them like some sort of heaven-moment in the movies.

    The Six Rules of Maybe

  • Westerkamp was a law officer, but I'd known enough crooked cops to realize that law-enforcement powers didn't necessarily go hand in hand with a law-abiding attitude.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • The store was dark but the door opened just as I was approaching, and out he came, hand in hand with Karen Cieplak, whom I had forgotten about so long ago that she might as well never have existed.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • Now we have some idea why inflation and shoddy goods and catastrophic disservices went hand in hand with the switch to a predominantly service-and-information-oriented economy.

    Why Nothing Works

  • After being forced out of NTAC in the wake of a major scandal three years ago, Ryland had ended up at the Haspel Corporation, a private security firm that often worked hand in hand with the Feds when it came to cracking down on the 4400 and the other p-positives.

    THE 4400® WELCOME TO PROMISE CITY

  • (Dr. Mercier stands up in the water and gives the audience a deep bow.) This is the first time in the history of civilization that land and sea have worked hand in hand in intellectual pursuits.

    The War with the Newts

  • Lady Thomasine was certainly there, but so also were Sir Philip, the three Haggards, and Rafe Northcote, who stood side by side and hand in hand with Alice, at bay against a tapestried wall.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • For nearly five years ten soldiers of the jeddak's Guard had constantly stood over it, and not a day passed when I was in the city that Dejah Thoris and I did not stand hand in hand before our little shrine planning for the future, when the delicate shell should break.

    A Princess of Mars

  • Sab Than, Prince of Zodanga, advanced to meet her, and hand in hand they approached close to the jeddak.

    A Princess of Mars

  • Then, let me tell you, Sir, it was a very unseasonable question at least, — because it scattered and dispersed the animal spirits, whose business it was to have escorted and gone hand in hand with the Homunculus, and conducted him safe to the place destined for his reception.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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