Definition of Clean-handed

1. Adjective. Free from evil or guilt. "The principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"




Definition of Clean-handed

1. Adjective. innocent ¹

2. Adjective. candid ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clean-handed

claypan
claypans
clays
claystone
claystones
claytonia
claytonias
claytronic
claytronics
clayware
claywares
cleading
cleadings
clean-cut
clean-handed (current term)
clean-limbed
clean-living
clean-shaven
clean-timbered
clean-up
clean and jerk
clean as a hound's tooth
clean as a whistle
clean bill of health
clean bomb
clean bowl
clean bowled
clean bowling
clean bowls

Literary usage of Clean-handed

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1. Speeches of the Right Honourable Lord Randolph Churchill, M. P., 1880-1888 by Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill (1889)
"Was he clean-handed when he afterwards humbly apologised to the Austrian Government'{ Was he ... Was he clean-handed in his dealings with General Gordon ? ..."

2. Medora Leigh: A History and an Autobiography by Charles Mackay, Elizabeth Medora Leigh (1869)
"The witnesses are, none of them, clean-handed or clean-minded, ... Even Lady Byron herself, though perfectly clean-handed, is not at all clear-minded; ..."

3. Proceedings of the Third Oecumenical Methodist Conference Held in City Road by Ecumenical Methodist Conference (1901)
"The Church is not yet clean-handed. There is yet too great complicity with this mischievous and ... Then, clean-handed, we shall be ready for the battle. ..."

4. Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope by Hester Lucy Stanhope, Charles Lewis Meryon (1846)
"Speaking of this, she one day said, " What offers have not been made me ! which, had I chosen not to be clean-handed, would have put pretty sums into my ..."

5. Readings in Vocational Guidance by Meyer Bloomfield (1915)
"... nonmanual or clean-handed occupations, while 76 per cent of the sons of unskilled laborers wish to be artisans or to follow the nonmanual occupations. ..."

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