EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACKHANDED
“I sympathize with you,” he said by way of backhanded congratulation.
Whatever this might mean, it was, at best, a backhanded compliment to Hartigan.
Glyddyr turned upon him, and made a backhanded blow at his face.
A backhanded compliment of the acutest nature is credited to Lincoln as a lawyer and gentleman.
Lake slapped him across the mouth with a backhanded blow that snapped his head back on his shoulders and split his lip.
Mr. Hethcote declined to be reminded of his duties as a middle-aged gentleman in this backhanded manner.
She caught hold of his arm, but Jim, still kneeling on his wife, gave Polly a backhanded blow which sent her staggering back.
It is no backhanded compliment to say that he has never improved upon the profusion or the quaintness of its humor.
When Clare stooped to ask what he should do for him, he struck him a backhanded blow on the face that knocked him over.
With a muted roar, Adam swept his powerful arm in a backhanded arc that caught Brute full on the side of his head.