- impartial; equitable: evenhanded justice.
Origin of evenhanded
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Examples from the Web for even-handed
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She is even-handed in detailing the internecine battles between Insurgents and Regulars for control of the party.Wait for the Movie Version of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “The Bully Pulpit”
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The Democratic Party is not even-handed when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Why We Should Cheer Jerusalem
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She insisted that Cameron, for his part, had been “even-handed” in his consideration of the bid.
Being a juror forces you to do so, to think about what constitutes the even-handed administration of the law.I Was an Astor Trial Juror
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Yet I like the even-handed justice which is applied to both our arguments.Philebus
They saw that what was needed was, not special favor, but even-handed justice.Letters from Port Royal
There, as in the sepulchre to which they led, all ranks were cast with an even-handed scorn.Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Well, it was even-handed—not justice, but injustice, at all events.The Mission; or Scenes in Africa
Captain Frederick Marryat
So much for the consistency and even-handed justice of the author.
- dealing fairly with all; impartial
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Word Origin and History for even-handed
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