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"If Happy's ghost don't git to playin' music too much," he added with his heavy-handed wit.
Sometimes he indulges in pure clowning, which is humorous in a heavy-handed way.
Argyll's heavy-handed management of that election is the subject of Defoe's Atalantis Major.
ATALANTIS MAJORDANIEL DEFOE
John, being the heavy-faced and heavy-handed man, shut the door.
And doubtless it was the cardinal's heavy-handed dealing with Fra Tomasso that had provoked this particular sermon.
Excellent fooling, but a bit too long and heavy-handed for the truest ironic effect.
FOUR AMERICANSHENRY A. BEERS
And yet, compared with the methods of the heavy-handed realist of later times such unscrupulousness had a merit of its own.
I ought to have known better than to call upon a heavy-handed, low-born country girl, to do a delicate service.
He asked, after a moment, "Don't you think that would be rather a heavy-handed way of dealing with the matter?"
Jellico, whose forté was more direct action, took an excursion into heavy-handed sarcasm.
PLAGUE SHIPANDRE NORTON

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