Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIGH HANDED

This turned Russia into the scale against Napoleon, who had already dealt with the Russians in a high handed manner.

In high handed opposition to heaven, he had even exceeded "his kinsmen according to the flesh."

Gladys was ready to cry with rage at this high handed act, but that was all the good it did her.

Mistakes and high handed acts on both sides, in a land where there was no law, led at last to open conflict.

Sir Roger seems to have been too high handed in his dealings with his neighbours, even for the unsettled times in which he lived.

It requires more brazen effrontery than even old Dogvane had, to carry it off with a high handed dignity as if nothing was wrong.

Universal indignation spread through the colonies against this high handed measure of the British king and parliament.

High handed and outrageous conduct by Greek troops in the towns and villages back of Smyrna was also proved.

Germany hates England because in her sea-policy England has been high handed and arrogant.