clean-handed

[ kleen-han-did ]
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adjective
  1. free from wrongdoing; guiltless.

Origin of clean-handed

1
First recorded in 1720–30

Other words from clean-handed

  • clean·hand·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby clean-handed

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How to use clean-handed in a sentence

  • He saw the need of keeping cool headed and clean handed, with an eye always to the main issue.

    The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
  • Only so did she feel that she could go free of all obligation, clean-handed, without stultifying herself in her own eyes.

    Big Timber | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • They were both learned in the Law, and were described by him, now as pure and clean-handed, and again as open to bribery.

  • No one so utterly unlike the usual Roman, so lost amid the self-seekers of Rome, so unnecessarily clean-handed, could be found!

    The Life of Cicero | Anthony Trollope
  • Still less should it be needful to insist upon the importance to every reader of books, of coming to their perusal clean-handed.

    A Book for All Readers | Ainsworth Rand Spofford