left hand


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left hand

left-handed
1. 'left hand'

The left hand part of something is the part which is towards your left.

We were on the left hand side of the road.
2. 'left-handed'

Left-handed people use their left hand rather than their right hand for activities such as writing.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.left hand - the hand that is on the left side of the bodyleft hand - the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your left"
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
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But in order that our love may last for ever, you must give me for the ring three drops of blood from the little finger of your left hand.
But the creatures ran off a second time, before I could seize them; whereupon there was a great shout in a very shrill accent, and after it ceased I heard one of them cry aloud TOLGO PHONAC; when in an instant I felt above a hundred arrows discharged on my left hand, which, pricked me like so many needles; and besides, they shot another flight into the air, as we do bombs in Europe, whereof many, I suppose, fell on my body,
But the creatures ran off a second time, before I could seize them; whereupon there was a great shout in a very shrill accent, and after it ceased, I heard one of them cry aloud Tolgo phonac; when in an instant I felt above an hundred arrows discharged on my left hand, which pricked me like so many needles; and besides, they shot another flight into the air, as we do bombs in Europe, whereof many, I suppose, fell on my body (though I felt them not) and some on my face, which I immediately covered with my left hand.
Boy, take his left hand by the wrist and bring it near to my right.
Don Quixote now rose, and putting his left hand to his mouth to keep his teeth from falling out altogether, with the other he laid hold of the bridle of Rocinante, who had never stirred from his master's side- so loyal and well-behaved was he- and betook himself to where the squire stood leaning over his ass with his hand to his cheek, like one in deep dejection.
There was never a day when, if you had said to me, `Jekyll, my life, my honour, my reason, depend upon you,' I would not have sacrificed my left hand to help you.
By hand pressures, after that, he answered our questions, and when he wished to speak he scrawled his thoughts with his left hand, quite legibly, on a sheet of paper.
He only changed his sword hand, and fought with his left hand.
What the cause of the quarrel was, or what sharp sarcasm from the woman's lips pricked suddenly through that thick skin may never be known, but suddenly the man took his pipe in his left hand, leaned forward, and deliberately struck her across the face with his right.
In doing so, I observed that she kept her left hand always touching, and following up, her right, in which, of course, she held the pen.
Then, my father, I stretched out my left hand and plunged it into the fire--not into the hottest of the fire, but where the smoke leapt from the flame.
Prince Vasili in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.