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  • adv. In a high-handed manner.


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  • I know that writers I had edited highhandedly were watching me, waiting for a pratfall.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • Not just because the Windfinders were behaving more highhandedly by the hour.

    The Path of Daggers

  • The Rifles had captured these Americans, had done it without bloodshed to either side, and they felt bitterly that the Navy should so highhandedly decide to execute opponents whose only fault had been to fight with unrealistic hopes.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • The son of the hardheaded father came out at a crisis; and not too highhandedly: he could hear an opposite argument to the end.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 4

  • Instead, Reid is shooting himself and Senate Democrats in the foot by highhandedly and illegally spurning


  • But history suggests that acting highhandedly with powerful senators is a bad idea.


  • Nor will the Arabs accept the legitimacy of a Jewish state in their midst if Israel rules its captive Arab population under the cruelties of martial law while highhandedly expanding its borders at Arab expense.

    The Progressive

  • She single-highhandedly rejuvenated the big-band genre, which fell into self-parody in the ’70s.

    The Maria Schneider Reality Show

  • Even Helen, who was still smoldering with resentment over Carrie’s highhandedly taking Josh away from her, was upset.


  • Great folly and great injustice to use them so highhandedly, who have been her right hand and her left all this while. "

    The Pilgrim of Hate


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