At-arm-s-length sentence example

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  • Cynthia just shook her head, not answering, until Dean held her at arm's length and insisted on a response.

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  • Jackson held her at arm's length.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Russia, still regarding itself as imperial overlord of its former colonies, is trying to hold the US at arm's length.

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  • The men would be jammed together at arm's length in a tiny shack buried in the snow.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Common bra sizing mistakes keep you just at arm's length from comfort and style.

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