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1By a person and not a machine.‘the crop has to be harvested by hand’
manually, with one's hands, using one's hands, not by machine, not mechanically, freehandView synonyms
- ‘It's not that long ago that cows were being milked by hand, now they're being milked by computer.’
- ‘Use strips of ribbon or braid to make a family monogram, or embroider it by hand or machine.’
- ‘In those days it was all done by hand and I'm not sure that anything was computerized.’
- ‘The boot shop has about 25 workers who produce boots by hand for the communities.’
- ‘It was a slow process because voting used paper ballots, which were counted by hand.’
- ‘Otherwise it will be cast aside to be sorted by hand, as the machine operates on county names.’
- ‘It takes a day to sew each accessory; the gloves, ears, masks, are all sewn by hand.’
- ‘Incisions made by hand or machine have carved out this unique landscape for centuries.’
- ‘We don't have to wash the clothes by hand or mend the holes in our shoes.’
- ‘He glued the wood to the deck's sides, then drew and painted wings, finally cutting them out by hand.’
- 1.1 (of mail) delivered in person rather than posted.‘he drafted a statement and sent it by hand’
- ‘We refused and stressed that out of respect for the thousands who had signed it, we would only deliver it by hand.’
- ‘It is not specifically stated that it must be in writing, but this is implied by the fact that it is to be given either by post or delivery by hand.’
- ‘The solution to their problems arrived in the form of a letter, and an anonymous letter delivered by hand in the dead of night at that.’
- ‘Guster has a letter from Lady Dedlock, which she has been asked to deliver by hand.’
- ‘Election chiefs in Oldham and Tameside organised teams of volunteer council workers to deliver the papers by hand.’
- ‘Staff reverted to sending important information by telephone, fax or in some cases even delivering it by hand.’
- ‘Another is reported to be delivering ballot packs by hand after production delays.’
- ‘I had intended to have it delivered by hand but, because it was confidential, I thought it was better to post it.’
- ‘And if they can write, get them to write a letter of apology and deliver it by hand to these unfortunate residents.’
- ‘If you cannot find a post box you can deliver your entry by hand to the Weekender at Bridge Street, Sligo.’
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