join hands


: to hold the hand of another person
The priest asked us all to join hands and bow our heads in prayer.
often used figuratively
We can accomplish great things if we all join hands and work together.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Biden was asking something truly incredible: Would the Chinese Communist Party, which Washington had spent decades and a fortune trying to thwart, join hands with the American republic to spy on its fellow Communists in Moscow? Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 11 Aug. 2022 Reluctantly, his comrades take their seats at the table in the brownstone parlor and join hands. Joe Leydon, Variety, 12 May 2023 At the news conference, planning minister Iqbal appealed to the affluent members of society to come forward to help the flood relief efforts, and asked medical volunteers to join hands with the government. Reuters, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2022 World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit organizations and others who join hands can sow good practices for our planet and reap dividends. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2021 This is the time to follow the instructions, to take care of yourselves and those dear to you, to join hands to help those around you in need of assistance. Marcy Oster,, 16 Sep. 2020 The many who come together to join hands and pray. Ilana Luna, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022 In a column, the Swarajya editor, Raghavan Jagannathan, argued that India should split from Washington and instead join hands with Russia, France, Germany and Japan in an alliance that could stand against both China and the U.S.-British axis. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 The best generic counterpart to Dickens is the Broadway musical, where feelings are splashed with color, where people dance and break into song, where every complication can be magically resolved by showing a little heart, and all join hands at the final curtain. The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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“Join hands.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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