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Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
Armstrong Williams

Meaning of "a free hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A FREE HAND

a free hand play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FREE HAND

a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear
a foot in the door
a fortiori
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good few
a good one
a hand´s turn
a hard nut to crack
a hard row to hoe
a heavy hand
a high hand
a hollow leg

WORDS THAT END LIKE A FREE HAND

a heavy hand
at first hand
at hand
at second hand
by hand
come to hand
first hand
free hand
from hand to hand
hand
hand in hand
hat in hand
helping hand
in hand
on hand
out of hand
second hand
take in hand
the upper hand
to hand
upper hand

Synonyms and antonyms of a free hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a free hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A FREE HAND

Find out the translation of a free hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a free hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a free hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

放手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

manos libres
570 millions of speakers

English

a free hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक मुक्त हाथ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يد الحر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свободная рука
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma mão livre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি মুক্ত হাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mains libres
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tangan percuma
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

freie Hand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自由裁量
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무료 손으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tangan sing gratis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலவச கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक मुक्त हात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Özgür el
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mano libera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wolnej ręki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вільна рука
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o mână liberă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα ελεύθερο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n vrye hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fria händer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

frie hender
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a free hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A FREE HAND»

The term «a free hand» is very widely used and occupies the 8.888 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a free hand

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4 QUOTES WITH «A FREE HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a free hand.
1
James W. Black
Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project.
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Jacques Chirac
Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
3
Raoul Walsh
Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you.
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Armstrong Williams
Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FREE HAND»

Discover the use of a free hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a free hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Free hand: enfranchising the education of deaf children
Because the role of ASL is a crucial...& controversial...issue in education of the deaf, FREE HAND gives an overview of questions that confront every parent, educator & deaf person in America...how do we transmit deaf culture, who teaches ...
Margaret Walworth, Donald F. Moores, Terrence J. O'Rourke, 1992
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Webster's II New College Dictionary
freedom. of. the. seas. •. freeze. -etching. 446 civil rights. 4. Exemption from unpleasant or oneious conditions. 5. Free will <the freedom to do as one wi-hes • 6. Ease or facility in movement. 7. Boldness or frankness <the new heedom in films ...
Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster, 1999
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Keys to Drawing
Place a vase of flowers before you and begin with a free hand gesture sketch of the entire subject. Develop certain areas a little further and then shift to the control grip to delineate some of the petals, leaves, shadows, and tones therein.
Bert Dodson, 1990
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A Gambling Guide:
If a player receives a ban-ban, he is deemed to have won his bet tripled from the dealer immediately, unless the dealer receives a ban-ban (a tie) or a free hand ( an escape). If the dealer receives a ban-ban, he is deemed to have won all ...
Nicolae Sfetcu, 2014
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Statistical Methods (Combined)
The smooth curve so drawn is called a free-hand curve. It may be noted that the free-hand curve depends entirely on individual judgement, and may either be a straight line or a curved line. If the pattern of points is linear, the equation of a ...
Das
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That Greece Might Still be Free: The Philhellenes in the War ...
The initiative failed mainly because Russia felt that she was entitled to what would later have been called 'a free hand in Greece'. The Russians felt that since Austria had been given a free hand to solve the situation in Italy, and France had  ...
William St. Clair, Roderick Beaton, 2008
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A Grand Strategy for America
Selective engagement will do more to advance the spread of democracy, protect human rights, avert mass murder in civil wars, and mitigate the adverse effects of global warming than would a free hand approach. If implemented with the ...
Robert J. Art, 2003
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Ironclaw
What is a “Free Hand”? A wizard must have one hand free to cast a spell or suffer a penalty of +1 Magic Point cost. (Targeting Spells require a free hand to be cast at all) For example, a combatant with a shield in one hand and a sword in the ...
Jason Holmgren, 1999
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Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus
... private businesses compete with each other. free fall unrestricted downward movement under the force of gravity. free-for-all a disorganized situation in which everyone may take part. free-form not in a regular or formal structure. a free hand  ...
Oxford University Press, 2010
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Ultrasound Imaging: Advances and Applications
A free-hand system can be also used to acquire BUS images for 3D Ultrasound. This strategy is more flexible than the robotic system presented above since it allows image acquisition with unconstrained movement. In general, a free-hand US ...
João Miguel Sanches, Andrew F. Laine, Jasjit S. Suri, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FREE HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a free hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Edward Snowden's a hero says Pavel Durov behind Telegram app …
'Why should we let terror have a free hand because of modern forms of communication? We don't want an atrocity to happen in Britain because ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Enjoying the run
He used to just give all of us a free hand. Also most of the other actors in the film are from National School of Drama. They are trained actors ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
3
Alexei Bayer: Obama's soft power
... Confederate states were given a free hand to impose Jim Crow laws, discriminate, segregate and oppress their African-American citizens. «Kyiv Post, Jul 15»
4
Nigerians rage over Buhari's lop-sided appointments
... do the retooling of the economy as Nigerians are expecting him to do, he must be allowed a free hand to choose those he wants to work with, ... «BusinessDay, Jul 15»
5
Land should not be acquired without farmers' consent: Parkash …
The Chief Minister opined that the state should be given a free hand for fixing market price of the land to be acquired and that price should be ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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What happens after the Greek vote
But, in the longer term, the "yes" would prolong the agony of the country, and would give a free hand to the disastrous inability of Germany to ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
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Sugata Marjit to take over as the new Vice Chancellor of Calcutta …
The university authority has a free hand to deal with such situatons and mantain academic environment,” Chatterjee said. While Das's ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
8
Harish Khare
He managed to persuade Comrade Bardhan to give him a free hand so that he could put up something different from a drab party structure. «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
9
Rhea Kapoor to work on Modern Family's Indian remake
Anil says he likes to give a free hand to his younger daughter, Rhea, when it comes to production. “We are all there [for Rhea]. But ultimately ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
10
Iran regime's dirty tricks in Iraq
... and the on-going appeasement policy of the United States towards Iran, the mullahs in Tehran have been given a free hand in Iraq. «NCR-Iran.org, Jul 15»

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