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Example sentences from the Web for heavy-handed
The clichés about football-obsessed husbands and frustrated wives are pretty heavy-handed.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“There is a heavy security presence but nothing has changed,” agrees Father Javier.
The running machines are a gloomy chorus of heavy-footed stomping.
“JSwipe is currently under heavy load,” flashed across the screen, one night as a friend and I looked at it.
Some “hanging judges” have handed down hundreds of death sentences at a time.
The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
Hunter-Weston despite his heavy losses will be advancing to-morrow which should divert pressure from you.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Again the young fellow repeats his fatal "Banco," as he stakes a fresh pile of notes handed to him by the obsequious Jew.