on the one hand

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used to introduce a statement that is followed by another contrasting statement which is typically introduced with on the other hand On the one hand, I think the price is fair, but on the other hand, I really can't afford to spend that much money.On one hand, there is the historical, real person—George Washington the President—but on the other hand, there is the legendary person—George Washington the cherry-tree chopper.— Anthony Hollingsworth

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“On the one hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20one%20hand. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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