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  • adv. In a high-handed manner.

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

  • adv. in a domineering high-handed manner


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  • Meanwhile, Rabinovitch high-handedly refused to accept nearly two thousand postcards signed by museum visitors asking for a fair settlement of the dispute.

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  • Whereas in his Edwards sit-down, Obama dug himself in deeper, getting into a fight with Elizabeth about health care, insisting that his plan is universal (a position she considers a crock), high-handedly criticizing Clinton's plan (and by extension Edwards's) for its insurance mandate.

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  • So it would be best for them to put their own houses in order before so high-handedly interfering in the settlement rights of the Jews.

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  • A majority of the Court believed that the Bush Administration was acting arbitrarily and high-handedly in its attitudes about global warming.


  • I kept hoping, though, even after that time, that the keener consciences in the party would take a standto check the draconian police state mentality creeping in, at first undetected, then blatantly and high-handedly!

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  • The problem here is that a crooked newspaper is acting so high-handedly.

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  • At the same time, he continually undermines the moderate and secular forces in the region by acting high-handedly or allowing his clients to do so.


  • I don't like the way the owners act so high-handedly.

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  • She felt a faint pang of guilt, knowing that she'd dealt with the New York people a bit high-handedly.

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  • Dr Mdlalose also denied the Inkatha Freedom Party had acted high-handedly and against the spirit of national unity and reconciliation.

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