left hand

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left hand

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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
His left hand he held carefully back, because he wished to support his right hand with it and knew he must not do so.
Yet, no matter how you may be fairing, you must not look for help from me, for only today I burned my left hand with the iron
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,
And they did talk about something else; but her left hand was still enclosed in his, and he knew, without asking again, that all was well.
As she was laid down her left hand fell helpless over the side of the bed.
They had not been at work ten minutes ere her eye had glimpsed the topaz ring on the third finger of Saxon's left hand.
Her left hand lay gloveless, and of the four rings on her third finger one was a wedding-ring.
He only changed his sword hand, and fought with his left hand.
He was one of those men to whom a girl's left hand is simply a girl's left hand, irrespective of whether it wears rings on its third finger or not.
and add the day of the month and the year, then take Smith's left hand on another glass strip, and add name and date and the words "left hand.
Boy, take his left hand by the wrist and bring it near to my right.