- to be completely occupied
- to be beset with problems
- to seize or get possession of
- to beat up; assault
- to findI just can't lay my hands on it anywhere
- Christianity to confirm or ordain by the imposition of hands
- for which one is responsibleI've got too much on my hands to help
- to sparetime on my hands
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My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His hands outstretched, shoulders in submission, there was no shouting, no expletives, no aggression at all.
And, with Coca-Cola announcing the launch of a new milk product, the beverage could be back in our hands before we know it.
“They basically said thanks a lot and shook our hands and took off,” Stammberger said.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They refused to register a case, saying the matter is out of their hands,” he told me.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sit, with our hands crossed, singing hymns and thinking of our cari sposi in the Plains?Chronicles of Dustypore|Henry Stewart Cunningham
And imagination reeled before their combined contemplation in the hands of these anmic and self-evident amateurs.The Corner of Harley Street|Henry Bashford
"We will go for a walk to-day," said the oblate, rubbing his hands.En Route|J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
They stood so for a moment, hands gripped, eyes pointed steadily into eyes.To Him That Hath|Leroy Scott
My mind is interested all the day; I no longer feel listlessness; the time never hangs heavy upon my hands.The Last Penny and Other Stories|T. S. Arthur