open-handed


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Related to open-handed: whim, disaggregation, indubitably, nonchalance

open-handed

adj
generous; liberal
ˌopen-ˈhandedly adv
ˌopen-ˈhandedness n
Translations

open-handed

[ˌəʊpənˈhændɪd] ADJ
1. (= liberal) → liberal
2. (= generous) → generoso

open-handed

[ˌəʊpnˈhændɪd] adjgeneroso/a
References in classic literature ?
Trelawney, being a very open-handed gentleman, as we all know, has just asked me a word or two, and as I was able to tell him that every man on board had done his duty, alow and aloft, as I never ask to see it done better, why, he and I and the doctor are going below to the cabin to drink YOUR health and luck, and you'll have grog served out for you to drink OUR health and luck.
D'Artagnan could not get over the surprise created in him by this minister, who thus open-handed, sported with men and millions.
It was the estimable old gentleman's dearest wish that his daughter should marry some rich, open-handed man who would keep him in affluence for the remainder of his days, and to that end he was in the habit of introducing to her notice any such that came his way.
He raged royally and fought royally, leaping to the attack, after being knocked over twice by open-handed blows under his ear.
The proprietor repeated the open-handed gesture with even greater helplessness and in a flash all the men at the table were on their feet.
They were weeping out of sheer fatigue and helplessness, and the blows they only occasionally struck were open-handed and ineffectual.
Corney's little finger as she took it; and inflicting two open-handed slaps upon his laced waistcoat, gave a mighty sigh, and hitched his chair a very little morsel farther from the fire.
The latest EB-5-related bill to hit the Senate floor has seen Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introducing on October 1, 2015 the most open-handed, favorable legislation so far to reauthorize and renew the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
Other changes include the introduction of a clearer advantage rule, while players will be permitted to score a point with an open-handed pass.
According to Politico, she was also shown breaking a board with an open-handed punch in a video released by her office.
Being unable to administer an open-handed slap to the backside of a disobedient child of any age means it is impossible for parents, nursery schoolteachers, playgroup supervisors or anyone in charge of children to teach the difference between right and wrong.
We should show that we care; are horrified by these tragedies, and will be open-handed with any help or comfort that can be offered.