at the hand(s) of
Definition of at the hand(s) of
: 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
: 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
: with the hands rather than by machine
: to touch or manage with the hands
: to deal with
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