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  • as inabstain
  • as inkill time
  • as intwiddle one's thumbs

synonyms for sit on one's hands

  • cease
  • forgo
  • pass up
  • quit
  • refrain
  • renounce
  • shun
  • withhold
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • avoid
  • constrain
  • curb
  • decline
  • eschew
  • evade
  • fast
  • forbear
  • pass
  • refuse
  • spurn
  • starve
  • stop
  • deny oneself
  • do without
  • fence-sit
  • give the go by
  • give up
  • go on the wagon
  • keep from
  • sit on the fence
  • sit out
  • take the cure
  • take the pledge
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antonyms for sit on one's hands

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  • continue
  • do
  • accept
  • allow
  • embrace
  • encourage
  • face
  • meet
  • use
  • want
  • indulge
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      How to use sit on one's hands in a sentence

      With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.
      THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
      She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
      THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
      He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.
      CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
      He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.
      THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
      Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
      THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
      For it is better that thy children should ask of thee, than that thou look toward the hands of thy children.
      THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
      You see, they always butter their chairs so that they won't stick fast when they sit down.
      DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
      We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      They will reach you by the hands of Mr. Mackenzie, a worldly-minded Scotch merchant, but honest as to earthly things.
      THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
      Being quieted by the Captain with a draught of cold tea, and made to sit down, the examination of the book proceeded.
      THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
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