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Its stock price began to swing wildly, depending on who had the upper hand at a given moment.

We must now apply this hard-earned wisdom to give our authorities the firm upper hand to protect our democracy from those who would attack it.

From Time

True, Republicans don’t have a clear upper hand in the polls or fundraising game, but that might not tell as much about what will happen as the actual results from November.

Whichever buildings sort out their discounts first might have the upper hand.

From Fortune

The Giants have the upper hand for now, thanks to a sweep of Washington, but they have the toughest-looking slate in their division the rest of the way.

Sure, the Red Coats had the upper hand in terms of transportation, supplies and training.

They and their allies seem to have the upper hand in Missouri.

This gives her again the upper hand, as she is seeking to fix a market price across all digital servicing for her work.

Liberals here now have a chance to gain the upper hand in terms of messaging, just in time for midterm elections.

I fear Toronto has the upper hand on exceptional commercial projects, but what saves Montreal is its street and cultural life.

Gerent will either have to bow to the storm and fight, or else he will get the upper hand and quiet things again.

He sat up and kissed Kate's letter, and Love began to get the upper hand of Liquor a little.

And to make all worse, she took the upper hand with him, which (as John well knew) was not the true relation of the sexes.

Their self-respect soon regained the upper hand, and they blushed at their own weakness.

We all know that if they got the upper hand they would be far more cruel and more tyrannous than the whites have been.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to upper hand, such as: advantage, dominance, leverage, superiority, supremacy, and authority.

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