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Examples from the Web for large-handed

Historical Examples of large-handed

  • Not since he carried her purse at the London restaurants had he ever exhibited a large-handed kindness to subordinates.

    Mrs. Thompson

    William Babington Maxwell

  • The Commission expected much from the Northwest, both from its earnest patriotism, and its large-handed liberality.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War

    Linus Pierpont Brockett

  • Hugh Marsden's blunders and large-handed awkwardness were always provocative of mirth, and he took all in such good part.

    Heriot's Choice

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • I pruned trees, shifted flower beds and established berry patches with the large-handed authority of a southern planter.

  • In this almost primeval region the large-handed fashion of primitive transactions is still in vogue.

    The Hidden Places

    Bertrand W. Sinclair