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free-hand Sentence Examples

  • Give Daniel Brennan a free hand and we'll both have what we want.

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  • The driver struck his passenger repeatedly on the side of her head with his free hand as he drove deeper into the wood.

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  • Bumpus sat near the two, acting like a protector and getting free hand pats for his reward.

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  • Sofia exclaimed and balled up her free hand into a fist until her nails bit into flesh.

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  • He grasped her wrist with his one free hand but she used the other.

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  • When he returned, Fred was holding down a pad of paper with his elbow and writing with his free hand.

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  • His free hand stroked her neck softly and slid down to the bodice of her blouse.

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  • That was when she jabbed him in the nose as hard as she could with her free hand.

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  • He took Jessi's arm then whipped out his cell with his free hand.

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  • It is now possible to apply motive power exactly where it is wanted, and to do so economically, so that the crane designer has a perfectly free hand in adding the various motions required by the special circumstances of each case.

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  • But he appears to have acted under the impression that the Socialists were much stronger than they really were, and therefore gave them a free hand with the object of avoiding bloodshed, and also perhaps with that of proving to the workmen that they could not run industry without the capitalists and the technical experts.

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  • At the end of the Napoleonic wars Portugal had Macao and Goa, Holland Java, Sumatra and other islands, France some odds and ends in India, while England emerged with Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and a free hand in India.

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  • She accepted the peace of Berlin in 1742 in order to have a free hand against her Bavarian enemy, the emperor Charles VII..

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  • Alexander's diplomacy, however, turned the tide, and Cesare, in exchange for promising to assist the French in the south, was given a free hand in central Italy.

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  • (1173-1196) king of Hungary, on condition that he left him, Manuel, a free hand in Dalmatia.

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  • The new pope Boniface VIII., elected in 1294 at Naples under the auspices of King Charles, mediated between the latter and James, and a most dishonourable treaty was signed: James was to marry Charles's daughter Bianca and was promised the investiture by the pope of Sardinia and Corsica, while he was to leave the Angevin a free hand in Sicily and even to assist him if the Sicilians resisted.

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  • From that time, in spite of occasional indulgences shown to the Reformers, due to his desire to conciliate the Protestant powers, Francis gave a free hand to the party of repression, of which the most active and most pitiless member was Cardinal de Tournon; and the end of the reign was sullied by the massacre of the Waldenses (1545) Francis introduced new methods into government.

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  • He accepted office only on condition of being allowed a free hand.

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  • In the beginning of his reign he adopted a prudent policy of amity with his two most powerful neighbours, the emperors of the East and West, but the death of Manuel in 1180 gave Hungary once more a free hand in the affairs of the Balkan Peninsula, her natural sphere of influence.

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  • He made capital of the Socialist agitation and of the repression to which other statesmen resorted, and gave the agitators to understand that were he premier they would be allowed a free hand.

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  • Augustus attempted to indemnify himself for his failure to obtain Livonia, his covenanted share of the Swedish plunder, by offering Frederick William of Prussia Courland, Polish Prussia and even part of Great Poland, provided that he were allowed a free hand in the disposal of the rest of the country.

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  • He does not, however, enjoy a free hand in finally determining the foreign policy of the government.

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  • The president is given a free hand in choosing his cabinet ministers; but for most other appointments, whether or not they are by law in his sole gift, the senators belonging to the presidents party have practically controlled the selections for offices lying within their respective states, and a nomination made by the president against the will of the senator concerned will generally be disapproved by the Senate.

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  • In England the powers of the local authorities are defined by ac,t of parliament, and within the limits of these powers they have a free hand.

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  • himself and the pope, to whom he had promised to allow a free hand in Italy.

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  • to regain the favor of the church, and so to secure a free hand for his designs in Germany.

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  • Their part henceforth was to vote blindly with the Conservative groups, in a common fear of the Social Democracy, or to indulge in protests, futile because backed by no power inside or outside the parliament; their impotence was equally revealed when in December 1902 they voted with the Agrarians for the tariff, and in May 1909 when they withdrew in dudgeon from the new tariff committee, and allowed the reactionary elements a free hand.

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  • The budget was torn to pieces in the committee selected to report on it; the Liberal members, after a vain protest, seceded; and the Conservative majority had a free hand to amend it in accordance with their views.

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  • The main effect was to give to the Egyptian government a free hand in the disposal of its own resources so long as the punctual payment of interest on the debt was assured.

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  • He would divide with Alexander the empire of the world; as a first step he would leave him in possession of the Danubian principalities and give him a free hand to deal with Finland; and, afterwards, the emperors of the East and West, when the time should be ripe, would drive the Turks from Europe and march across Asia to the conquest of India.

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  • But wherever he was allowed a free hand he introduced epoch-making reforms in all the branches of his department, including posts, telegraphs, &c. A man of such strength of character was not to be turned from his course by any amount of opposition, and he rather enjoyed to be alluded to as "the iron-handed minister."

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  • The cession of Cyprus to Great Britain was at first denounced by the French newspapers as a great blow to his diplomacy, but he obtained, in a conversation with Lord Salisbury, a promise that Great Britain in return would allow France a free hand in Tunis.

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  • The death of Duke Philip, on the 15th of June 1467, gave Charles the Bold a free hand.

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  • 16, 1789), and passing the The Act of famous Act of Union and Security which gave the Union and king an absolutely free hand as regards foreign Security, affairs and the command of the army, and made 1789.

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  • In 1661 under Clarendon's rule, the evil precedent had been admitted of receiving money from France, in 1662 Dunkirk had been sold to Louis, and in February 1667 during the Dutch war a secret alliance had been made with Louis, Charles promising him a free hand in the Netherlands and Louis undertaking to support Charles's designs " in or out of the kingdom."

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  • In February 1674 the war with Holland was closed by the treaty of London or of Westminster, though Charles still gave Louis a free hand in his aggressive policy towards the Netherlands, and the Cabal was driven from office.

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  • Freebooters trained in Territorial licence had a free hand on both sides.

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  • Peace was made er an with France by the surrender of Boul~gne and abandonment of the policy of Union with Scotland (March 1550); and the approach of war between France and the emperor, coupled with the rising of the princes in Germany, relieved Warwick from foreign apprehensions and gave him a free hand at home.

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  • In the reforms which followed, whereby the situation of the Christian subjects of the Porte was greatly improved, Suleiman is at least to be given the credit of having allowed Mustafa Kuprili a free hand.

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  • In the grasp of a more inexorable necessity, the champion of Greek freedom was borne onward to a more tremendous catastrophe than that which strewed the waters of Salamis with Persian wrecks and the field of Plataea with Persian dead; but to him, at least, it was given to proclaim aloud the clear and sure foreboding that filled his soul, to do all that true heart and free hand could do for his cause, and, though not to save, yet to encourage, to console and to ennoble.

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  • The decision of the powers at the congress of Verona to give a free hand to France in the matter of in.tervention in Spain, gave the British government its opportunity.

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  • On several occasions the prospect of entering the ministry was open to him, but nothing came of it, apparently because he required a free hand in foreign affairs, and this the king was not prepared to give him.

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  • We learn in them how Caliban (democracy), the mindless brute, educated to his own responsibility, makes after all an adequate ruler; how Prospero (the aristocratic principle, or, if we will, the mind) accepts his dethronement for the sake of greater liberty in the intellectual world, since Caliban proves an effective policeman, and leaves his superiors a free hand in the laboratory; how Ariel (the religious principle) acquires a firmer hold on life, and no longer gives up the ghost at the faintest hint of change.

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  • When war with Prussia appeared imminent he tried to obtain Italian assistance, and Victor Emmanuel was very anxious to fly to the assistance of the man who had helped him to expel the Austrians from Italy, but he could not do so unless Napoleon gave him a free hand in Rome.

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  • On the other hand, his presence was sufficient to hamper the initiative of Prince Wittgenstein, the nominal commander-in-chief; for Nicholas was constitutionally incapable of leaving him a free hand.

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  • The duke of Wellington was sent to St Petersburg in 1826 to 1 Nicholas remained in Russia in 1829, and Diabitsch had a free hand.

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  • Sketch the circuit free hand using busses wherever appropriate.

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  • Guests will even be given a free hand rolled cigar.

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  • cramp in one leg, massage the affected leg with a free hand.

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  • His free hand went to Ternis's leg and twisted hard, then yanked.

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  • had declared war on Prussia, and immediately afterwards he withdrew his troops from Civitavecchia; but he persuaded Lanza to promise to abide by the September convention, and it was not until after Worth and Gravelotte that he offered to give Italy a free hand to occupy Rome.

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  • Preparation was begun in earnest after the accession of King William I., who selected Bismarck as his chancellor, Moltke as his chief of staff and Roon as his minister of war, and gave them a free hand to create the political situation and prepare the military machinery necessary to exploit it.

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  • Casimir began by tying the hands of the Teutonic Order by the truce of Thorn; he induced the king of Bohemia to relinquish his claims to the Polish throne by consenting to leave him a free hand in Silesia (conference of Trencsen, early in 1335); and subsequently he attended the celebrated congress of Visegrad (November 12December 3, 1 335), where Charles Robert entertained him and the king of Bohemia magnificently.

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  • The capitulation of Vilagos, which ended the Hungarian insurrection, gave Schwarzenberg a free hand for completing the work of restoring the status quo ante and the influence of Austria in Germany.

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  • My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.

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  • They have promised to let me have a free hand and help me as much as possible.

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  • Saying this he again turned round, dropped his hands, took the bottle and lifted it to his lips, threw back his head, and raised his free hand to balance himself.

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  • His free hand went to Ternis 's leg and twisted hard, then yanked.

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  • Whether you use vinyl wall art, stencils or a free hand paint job, a bright, fun and decorative wall mural can transform any space.

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  • This feature is handy when you don't have a free hand.

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  • Use stencils or free-hand designs with fabric paint on the front and back of a tee shirt.

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  • Free Hand Music - Free Hand Music is a huge database of acoustic sheet music where players can find, pay for and download sheet music.

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  • You can do this by free hand if you have a talent for illustration.

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  • Print out a life-sized version of your plans - For those who have drafted plans using free hand drawing, draw plans that are true to size.

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  • Ownership changed hands, but its winemaker, Robert Brittan, stayed on and was given free hand to continue operating Stags' Leap as before.

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  • When rollers have cooled completely, take big, one inch chunks of your hair and twist them towards the nape of your neck, holding them secure with one free hand.

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  • There are multiple Abstract Adventures coloring books, filled with free-hand drawings done by artist Kendall Bohn.

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  • This book contains not only coloring pages, but also instructions for creating your own drawings, funny illustrations and place to free-hand draw and doodles.

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  • Whether you opt for a rocker-inspired rose vine or a sentimental portrait piece, you'll want to find an artist that has an artistic free hand for the most profound effect.

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  • They are applied free-hand, directly to the skin and are perfect for children's parties or other events where applying body art is done on multiple people or by amateur body art enthusiasts.

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  • Use the fabric paint to make a free-hand design of a skull and crossbones on the felt.

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  • Your free hand can be laid across your hip, or for even more of a challenge, extend it towards the ceiling.

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