at the hand(s) of

Definition of at the hand(s) of

  1. :  by or through the action of (someone or something) They were treated badly at the hands of the prison guards. The people had suffered at the hands of a cruel dictator.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ :  the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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