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.

Examples of join hands in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the series, which takes place before the events of the films, Baahubali and Bhallaladeva join hands to protect the kingdom of Mahishmati and the throne against its greatest threat, the mysterious warlord known only as Raktadeva. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 2 May 2024 Even those who object to ISIS are likely to fear Kurdish expansionism and may join hands with ISIS to resist their advance. Barak Mendelsohn, Foreign Affairs, 29 Nov. 2015 Business groups, technology companies, and scholarly organizations should join hands to resist unreasonable and counterproductive policies and measures that confine their collaboration. Wang Jisi, Foreign Affairs, 23 Nov. 2023 In September, hundreds of community members participated in a paddle-out, a traditional Hawaiian tribute in which surfers paddle out on the water, join hands and form a circle to honor lives lost. Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC News, 5 Nov. 2023 Will Democrats and Republicans join hands and dance in the aisles on Capitol Hill? Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 Women dress in hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), join hands in a circle, and sing together. Jamie Ballard, Woman's Day, 20 July 2023 Diana eventually reaches out to Chin, who’s stuck on his own in a Catholic orphanage, and the two victims soon join hands to protect themselves from a killer still on the loose, while the police prove to be totally useless. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2022 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

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“Join hands.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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