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at hand

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1 not being distant in time, space, or significance
  • We sat down to address the issue at hand.

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2 situated within easy reach
  • She always keeps a water bottle near at hand.

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3 being soon to appear or take place
  • The time to act is close at hand.

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4 at, within, or to a short distance or time
  • They live in a second-floor apartment with several shops and restaurants at hand.

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5 being within the confines of a specified place
  • They had several nurses at hand in case anything went wrong.

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“At hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/at%20hand. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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