Arm’s length sentence example
Cynthia just shook her head, not answering, until Dean held her at arm's length and insisted on a response.
Jackson held her at arm's length.
Dean fidgeted in his seat, an arm's length from the door and half an arm length from a light switch.
The only bright spot, as far as the British were concerned, was to be found in northern Cape Colony, where General French, with two cavalry brigades and details, by his skilful tactics and wonderful activity kept at arm's length a superior force of the enemy in the vicinity of Colesberg, an achievement the more noteworthy since he had pitted against him both De la Rey and De Wet, two of the three men of military genius produced by the war on the Boer side.
The most commonly used measures of length are the span (mto), the cubit (kru), and the arm's-length or fathom (dompa).Advertisement
Parliament had been kept at arm's length since 1515 lest it should attack the church; but Wolsey's expensive foreign policy rendered recourse to parliamentary subsidies indispensable.
Russia, still regarding itself as imperial overlord of its former colonies, is trying to hold the US at arm's length.
The men would be jammed together at arm's length in a tiny shack buried in the snow.
Keep everything needed for a diaper change within arm's length.
One zone is for convenience and includes all the items you often use within arm's length.Advertisement
The other zone is longer range and includes items used infrequently at a full arm's length or more.
Teach your children to stay at least arm's length back if someone driving a vehicle approaches them.
This blurred vision typically occurs when reading, sewing or working at the computer and it usually prompts the individual to hold an object at arm's length.
Computer reading glasses can really save the day if you're suffering from eye fatigue due to glare or if you need vision assistance for middle vision, which is at about arm's length.
What you don't want to do is hold it at arm's length like you may be used to doing in order to see the print.Advertisement
Try on various strengths and hold your newspaper a big closer than arm's length from your face.
Common bra sizing mistakes keep you just at arm's length from comfort and style.