high-handedly high-handedly


  • (adv) in a domineering high-handed manner


  1. Kohl high-handedly announced that his government would hold back a $9 billion package of aid to East Germany until after the March 18 elections.
  2. I was thinking more about Joe Klein high-handedly dismissing anyone with concerns about the program; everyone who doesn't agree with Joe Klein is apparently an idealogue.


  • "Sometimes, by today's ethical standards, we acted high-handedly," Mr. Temko wrote with a decided lack of remorse in a 2001 article for Metropolis magazine.
    on Jan 25, 2006 By: Allan Temko Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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