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‘Hand’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Hand’ as a noun.

1

“Go and wash your hands, dear,” said Mrs Brown patiently.

From ‘Just William’, by Richmal Crompton.

2

They asked me to take it on trust and put myself unreservedly in their hands.

From ‘Mr Standfast’, by John Buchan.

3

To hold two frightened mules, one with either hand, is a feat for a Hercules.

From ‘The Great Boer War’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

4

As is so often the case, she had married the very worst of those who sought her hand.

From ‘Barchester Towers’, by Anthony Trollope.

5

Billy Windsor, placing a firm hand on his collar, led him to the door and pushed him out.

From ‘Psmith, Journalist’, by P.G. Wodehouse.

6

He saw her concern, and coming to her, took her hand, pressed it, and kissed it with grateful respect.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

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“A most scandalous, ill-natured rumour has just reached me, and I write, dear Fanny, to warn you against giving the least credit to it.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

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