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Mrs Bennet put her hands over her ears to shut out the noise.
He was holding a mug of coffee in his left hand.
He sat by the bed and held her hand.
The park was full of young couples holding hands.
George took her by the hand and helped her out of the car.
They walked along the cliff top hand in hand.
The two men introduced themselves and shook hands.
Can you give me a hand with these boxes?
Would you like a hand with the cleaning up?
Lydia lent a hand (=helped) with the costumes.
A big hand for the band, ladies and gentlemen!
Let's give the children a big hand.
Everything depends on how the company plays its hand.
They suffered defeat at the hands of the French.
It looks as though we're going to have a lawsuit on our hands.
The police had their hands full with other problems.
Work is in hand on identifying information needs.
At half time, they had the match well in hand.
Swanage are 5 points behind the leaders but they have two games in hand.
The company is now in the hands of the official receiver.
I knew that the dog was in safe hands with my parents.
I want to keep my hand in by doing a bit of coaching.
Many of these garden pests cause little real damage. On the other hand, aphids can infect raspberries with incurable diseases.
On the one hand, expansion would be good, but on the other hand it would be sad to lose the family atmosphere.
If anyone caused any trouble, the local policeman took them in hand.
The former model has now turned her hand to acting.