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A rough-featured, heavy-handed peasant's son was this Peter.

John, being the heavy-faced and heavy-handed man, shut the door.

What had he in common with his own father—hard-working, heavy-handed Amos Burr?

Argyll's heavy-handed management of that election is the subject of Defoe's Atalantis Major.

That particular sort of heavy-handed jest was specially dear to Bronckhorst.

The boy could direct a gang of heavy-handed laborers nearly as well as he could.

Some men are born with the requisite sensitiveness of touch, others will be clumsy and heavy-handed to the end of their days.

And doubtless it was the cardinal's heavy-handed dealing with Fra Tomasso that had provoked this particular sermon.

And yet, compared with the methods of the heavy-handed realist of later times such unscrupulousness had a merit of its own.

It is the same fierce, hard-living, heavy-handed, very cunning service out of which the Navy as we know it to-day was born.

WORD ORIGIN

also heavyhanded, 1630s, originally "weary" or "clumsy;" from heavy (adj.) + handed. Sense of "overbearing" is first recorded 1883.

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