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hidden hand

noun
1.
an unknown force or influence believed to be the cause of certain, often unfortunate, events
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  • But it seemed to me that the hidden hand of God pressed me to the spot, and I obeyed.

    The Man Who Laughs

    Victor Hugo
  • Now, behind this revolt there was a hidden hand; and it was the hand of Pennybet.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • He looked at the beautiful, rebellious face and took a closer hold on the hidden hand.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
  • "The hidden hand" may be represented by a gentleman who carries his hand in a sling concealed from view.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • Without waiting to be answered, he looked Mr. Brock in the face for the first time, and brought his hidden hand slowly into view.

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • But the Spaniards could urge on the tribes again, and with a hidden hand, send them arms and ammunition.

    The Free Rangers Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Yet, if a certain section of the Press is to be believed, the dark and sinister operations of the hidden hand continue unchecked.

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