by the hand

idiom

: by holding someone's hand
I took him by the hand and led him through the crowd.
sometimes used figuratively
You can't expect me to lead you by the hand through every difficult situation.

Examples of by the hand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Material discrimination was tested by asking the participant to identify the material grasped by the hand, whether copper, glass, or plastic, using only temperature differentiation as a guide. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 And that’s already kind of the point: Thinking happens in the mind, by the hand, with a tool—and, by extension, with the help of others. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 Her friend will eventually die by the hand of her abuser. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 The making of a successful party is like the baking of a wonderful soufflé: the ingredients and proportions must be weighed and measured by the hand of an artist, should be taken out of the oven at exactly the psychological moment, and served hot. Elsa Maxwell, Vogue, 29 Dec. 2023 The recording then seems to show Majors taking her by the hand and crossing the street. Vulture, 14 Dec. 2023 And the very best books will take you by the hand (metaphorically) and teach you a new skill right in your own kitchen. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 Dec. 2023 On one side of the street, people wait patiently in line for the bus as fathers lead their children by the hand on the walk home. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Tyler then allegedly grabbed Bellino by the hand and forced her into a nearby phone booth. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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“By the hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20hand. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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