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Origin of high-handed
OTHER WORDS FROM high-handedhigh-hand·ed·ly, adverbhigh-hand·ed·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for high-handed
Even supporters admit the way Anderson has introduced the plan has been high-handed.The Leak of a Mysterious Video Could Change the Outcome of Newark’s Mayor’s Race|Charles Upton Sahm|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In contrast to the abrasive and high-handed Zakir, Ibrahim is an admired figure among the insurgents.
When his high-handed behavior resulted in a factional split, she sided with those who rejected his domination.Emma Goldman|Charles A. Madison
The tyranny of Richelieu had in the end attained to something noble by the high-handed heedlessness of all his acts.Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)|Sutherland Menzies
"Now don't be high-handed, old man," expostulated the stranger.The Judge|Rebecca West
But what say the fathers and brothers of the purloined damsels to this high-handed procedure of the young men of Benjamin?Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
Again Castagnos pleaded for his captive, but his high-handed officers were still dissatisfied.Chatterbox, 1906|Various