at the hands of
also at the hand of phrasal by or through the action of

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  • at the hand of — phrasal see at the hands of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • At the hand of — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To wash the hands of — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God — Most famously preached on July 8, 1741 in Enfield, Connecticut, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is Jonathan Edwards most recognizable sermon. [D.G. Hart, Sean Michael Lucas, and Stephen J. Nichols, The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Grand… …   Wikipedia

  • To lie at the door of — Lie Lie, v. i. [imp. {Lay} (l[=a]); p. p. {Lain} (l[=a]n), ({Lien} (l[imac] [e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying}.] [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen, licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth. ligan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lie at the mercy of — Lie Lie, v. i. [imp. {Lay} (l[=a]); p. p. {Lain} (l[=a]n), ({Lien} (l[imac] [e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying}.] [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen, licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth. ligan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In the Hands of the Prophets — ST episode name = In the Hands of the Prophets Vedek Winn comforts a Bajoran officer series = DS9 ep num = 20 prod num = 420 date = June 20, 1993 writer = Robert Hewitt Wolfe director = David Livingston guest = Louise Fletcher as Winn Adami… …   Wikipedia

  • Terrorism in the hands of Justice — is a controversial television series in Iraq. The series shows actual Prisoners who are questioned and often admit to their role in the Iraqi insurgency on camera, and this recording is later broadcast nationwide on the American funded new… …   Wikipedia

  • Hands of Victory — The Swords of Qādisīyah, also called the Hands of Victory, are a pair of triumphal arches in central Baghdad, Iraq. Each arch consists of a pair of hands holding crossed swords. The two arches mark the entrances to a parade ground constructed to… …   Wikipedia

  • The Pirates of Penzance — The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It is one of the Savoy Operas. The opera s official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York… …   Wikipedia

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