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Origin of heavy-handed
OTHER WORDS FROM heavy-handedheav·y-hand·ed·ly, adverbheav·y-hand·ed·ness, noun
Words nearby heavy-handed
Example sentences from the Web for heavy-handed
So was the importance of protest itself, which he vowed to protect from the heavy-handed policies employed by his predecessors.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Heavy-handed police work like that carried out by Burge and, apparently, Evans, gets results.I Was Beaten By Chicago’s Dirtiest Cop, Lawsuit Contends|Justin Glawe|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She said Mars Hill “engages in heavy-handed discipline through a hierarchical structure.”
The shooting of Michael Brown and the heavy-handed response by the police that followed has struck a nerve among Muslims.
The whole scene is so awash with heavy-handed religious imagery you can probably just skip church on Sunday.‘Resurrection’ Is TV’s Silliest Show and Probably Dead on Arrival|Kevin Fallon|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"If Happy's ghost don't git to playin' music too much," he added with his heavy-handed wit.The Flying U's Last Stand|B. M. Bower
Sometimes he indulges in pure clowning, which is humorous in a heavy-handed way.The Vagabond in Literature|Arthur Rickett
Argyll's heavy-handed management of that election is the subject of Defoe's Atalantis Major.Atalantis Major|Daniel Defoe
John, being the heavy-faced and heavy-handed man, shut the door.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days|Arnold Bennett
And doubtless it was the cardinal's heavy-handed dealing with Fra Tomasso that had provoked this particular sermon.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea