left-handedness :

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  • n  the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
  • n  preference for using the left hand

  • Some historians have suggested that da Vinci's left-handedness added to his genius, because it forced him to think and see in an extraordinary way.
  • The causes of left-handedness remain obscure.
  • Everything from Obama's left-handedness to his positive rhetoric to his appearance on the cover of this magazine has been cited as evidence of his true identity.

  • Samuel Alito in San Diego Union Tribune
    The defendant had used statistical evidence, and Alito wrote, "suppose we ask our 'amateur with a pocket calculator' whether the American people take right- or left-handedness into account in choosing their presidents."
  • Simon Baron-Cohen in guardian.co.uk
    There is a very live debate about whether autism should simply be recognised as an atypical pattern of development like left-handedness which doesn't necessarily need treatment,said Prof Baron-Cohen. "It just needs to be recognised as...
  • Doug Melvin in MLB.com
    I like our outfield,Melvin said. "We've got two All-Stars in the outfield [in Braun and Hart] and a veteran defensive guy [in Cameron] who hits home runs in center. I wish there was some left-handedness to it, but it's not a big deal when...

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