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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unhand.


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  • What changed my mind were the unhanded, negative, and nasty tactics she has used in this campaign.

    Exit polls: Half of Clinton's supporters won't back Obama

  • They searched him and, finding no weapons, unhanded him.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • He unhanded Aminza and bounded across the cave, peering out and away at the hugely looming keep, yellow now with sharp sunlight.

    Hero Of Dreams

  • I seized her roughly, but, with lightning swiftness, she plucked the dagger from my belt, and would have pinned me to the wall had I not unhanded her.

    Saronia A Romance of Ancient Ephesus

  • They must have understood my motive -- or perhaps they felt that I was not worth the trouble of taking alive -- for immediately I stopped struggling they unhanded me and rose to their feet.

    The Fire People

  • There was a brisk wind blowing, and the beggar turned about to face it, directly they had unhanded him.

    Robin Hood

  • But as that did not satisfy him, and as he seemed to be one of those quarrelsome fellows that are the bane of every community, I took him suddenly by the throat and the shoulder, and bent his neck with the old, quick turn till I heard it crack, and had unhanded him before any of his neighbours had seen what had befallen.

    The Lost Continent

  • Had she haughtily unhanded him (and we should have loved to write it of her), she would have been hurled through the air like the others, and then

    Peter and Wendy

  • "Had enough, Jacob?" he asked just as gently as he had unhanded himself from me.

    The Heart's Kingdom

  • As soon as Catriona came a little to herself she unhanded me suddenly, but said no word.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.


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