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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIGHT-HAND

He turned his back on Belle Langdon and went down the right-hand steps.

He remembered that the pilocarpin was at the right-hand end--or was it the left?

Only, Miss, one of the fingers of your right-hand, if you please to look at it.

Find the 317th page, Davy, and begin at the top of the right-hand column.

To lose you, sir, would be like losing the house's right-hand.

He must knock at the little door on the right-hand side of the landing there.

There are right-hand and left-hand errors which are equally dangerous.

He began to make his toilet, first licking his right-hand whiskers and then his left.

"Somethin's the matter," whispered Josiah Badger to his right-hand neighbor.

There were some old fields on the right-hand now, and a wood on the left.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English rihthand; see right (adj.2) + hand (n.). Figurative for "indispensable person," 1520s; right-hand man first attested 1660s. Right-handed attested from late 14c.

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