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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.
It was a large farm, with over 20 hired 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.
The manuscript was written in the author’s own hand.