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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRONG ARM

A pang of remorse came to Hilda as she touched her brother's strong arm.

His Padroncina's little hand was holding tightly to his strong arm.

Have you felt about you the strong arm that could drive a kriss deep into a beating heart?

Barney had a strong arm, and he struck the fellow with all his power.

My mistake was in treating him too kindly—in not resorting to the strong arm in the beginning.

Then, lifting Clara up on one strong arm, he carried the covers on the other.

Others would have tried to do something with what they thought was their strong arm.

She was used to being caught up in a strong arm and run with.

He drew her close, in a firm, insistent grasp of his strong arm.

Up to this time the usual weapon had been the strong arm man and the bomb.

WORD ORIGIN

"using physical force," 1897, from noun phrase (c.1600), from strong (adj.) + arm (n.).

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