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Meaning of "at second hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AT SECOND HAND

at second hand play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AT SECOND HAND

at one´s heels
at one´s leisure
at one´s wits´ end
at peace
at present
at random
at rest
at right angles
at risk
at sea
at short notice
at sight
at sixes and sevens
at someone´s beck and call
at someone´s feet
at someone´s hand
at source
at speed
at stake
at that

WORDS THAT END LIKE AT SECOND HAND

a free hand
a heavy hand
at first hand
at 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 at second hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «at second hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AT SECOND HAND

Find out the translation of at second hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of at second 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 «at second hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在秒针
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en segunda mano
570 millions of speakers

English

at second hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दूसरे हाथ में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في حاجة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на второй стороны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em segunda mão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দ্বিতীয় দিকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de seconde main
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pada masa yang sama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aus zweiter Hand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

秒針で
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

둘째 손을
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing tangan liyane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở bàn tay thứ hai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரண்டாவது கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुसऱ्या बाजूला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ikinci el
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di seconda mano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

z drugiej ręki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на другий боку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la mâna a doua
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σε δεύτερο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die tweede hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i andra hand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på annen hånd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of at second hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AT SECOND HAND»

The term «at second hand» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.810 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AT SECOND HAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about at second hand

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AT SECOND HAND»

Discover the use of at second hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to at second hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kierkegaard's Livingroom: Faith and History in The ...
The "Interlude" has also separated the discussion of the contemporary in chapter 4 from the discussion of the one who comes later, or, as he is now called, the follower at second hand, in chapter 5. Kierkegaard has explored the difference and ...
David Mercer, 2001
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Second Hand Rose
The next day, Wednesday, when Rosalyn went to work at Second Hand Rose, she saw the Mountain View Realty sign fully installed on the marquee board in front of the Mall, with a smaller sign, bearing the Mountain View name, placed right ...
Lin Stepp, 2013
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Sydney Punch
... Or at second-hand pigeons from second-hand traps Armed with second-hand powder and second-hand caps, From a second-hand gun and with second-hand shot Will send certain second-hand birds to pot ; Then per second-class carriage  ...
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
... an opinion reached after thinking again about something: I'm having second thoughts about selling the piano; On second thoughts, I'd rather stay nere. at second hand through or from another person : / heard the news at second hand.
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Philosophical Fragments, Johannes Climacus
Inasmuch as, according to our hypothesis, eighteen hundred and forty-three years intervene between the contemporary follower and this conversation, there seems to be sufficient occasion to ask about a follower at second hand, inasmuch as ...
Søren Kierkegaard, Howard Vincent Hong, Edna Hatlestad Hong, 1985
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Vehicle Excise Duty as Environmental Tax: Tenth Report of ...
It does not look at second hand impacts which we think will have some bearing." 24 29. We support the widening of differentials between VED bands for existing cars. It makes perfect sense to do this for existing cars, not just new cars, given ...
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee, 2008
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Jonathan Edwards, the Valley and Nature: An Interpretative Essay
IN a certain sense nature is always at second hand. We observe it, enjoy it, fear it, interfere with it, and stand at a distance to interpret it. However, when I speak of Edwards with nature at first hand I refer to his naive acceptance of the reality of ...
Clyde A. Holbrook, 1987
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
[First half of 1700s] Also see AT sECOND HAND. at full tilt 0 See FULL TILT. at gunpoint Also, at knifepoint. Under coercion, as in I'm going to hold him at gunpointfor that raise he promised me last year. Both these phrases were at first used ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of ...
At Second hand. adv. In imitation; in the second place, or by transmission ; not primarily ; not originally. — They pelted them with satyrs and epigrams, which perhaps'had been taken up at first only to make their court, and at second hand to  ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1816
10
The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and ...
Some men build fciiupon authorities, they have but asecond- f « implicit knowledge. Lode. — They are k°od to cringe to second-hand favourites in a Ihmily. Swift. •) ' At Second-hand, adv. In imitation; r. fccond place of by transmission ; not prill; ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1807

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AT SECOND HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term at second hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Operation Assurance leads to Waroona charges
It also involves officers conducting random audits on stock at second hand dealers to identify any stolen property that has been traded. «Community Newspaper Group, Jul 15»
2
2015 Kia Rio S Review
Spent a lot of time recently researching small cars looking for something for my daughter to buy. Started out looking at second hand Mazda 2 or ... «CarAdvice, Jul 15»
3
Macomb County board honors local volunteers
She also helps at Second Hand Rose and Turning Point to match people with needed services, and she provides assistance to people who are ... «C&G Newspapers, Jul 15»
4
Lord Lexden: The extraordinary Lord Shaftesbury – a Conservative …
... you get it at second hand, and then only half'. In the Lords “no one accords you a hair's-breadth of political influence”. He was shocked by the ... «Conservative Home, Jul 15»
5
10 things Sri Lankans need to learn
6 Bathe and use deodorant – no one else appreciates the garlic curry and pol arrack/cheap gin you had last night, at second hand. «nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper, Jun 15»
6
Garage sales turn trash into treasures
Garage sales of course! Garage sales are a great way to find treasures for a fraction of the cost you would pay at second hand stores or antique ... «Plainview Daily Herald, Jun 15»
7
Shakespeare's Unfilmable Dream
Apprehended at second hand onscreen, the transubstantiation loses some of its force. Occasionally I've wondered what place A Midsummer ... «The New York Review of Books, Jun 15»
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'Love and Mercy' Tells the Untold Story of the Madness That Befell …
... from the core mystery of Wilson's fragile and not always sane genius to how we think about, and experience at second hand, mental illness. «Elle.com, Jun 15»
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A famous poet's advice for college graduates in this 177-year-old …
... the oracles of this truth cease never, it is guarded by one stern condition; this, namely; it is an intuition. It cannot be received at second hand. «Business Insider, Apr 15»
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Forty firefighters tackle major blaze at second hand shop in …
RESIDENTS evacuated the building after the flames broke through the ceiling of the ground floor shop on the city's South Clerk Street. «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 13»

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