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on the other hand

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Definition from another point of view; or in a way that is different (a phrase used to introduce a different perspective or idea)
  • Change can be hard to deal with. On the other hand, it often brings opportunity.
on the other hand = from another point of view
  • I grew up in California. She, on the other hand, grew up in Oklahoma.
  • on the other hand = in a way that is different
  • I think she's pushy. On the other hand, my boyfriend describes her as assertive.
  • on the other hand = from another point of view
  • My mother says "Look before you leap."  My father, on the other hand, says "He who hesitates is lost."
  • on the other hand = from another point of view
  • Of course ... even Boo Radley got sick sometimes, I thought. But on the other hand I wasn't sure.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • on the other hand = a phrase used to introduce a different perspective
  • ...Harry felt he was pushing his luck, breaking another school rule today. On the other hand, Malfoys sneering face kept looming up out of the darkness — this was his big chance to beat Malfoy face-to-face.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • on the other hand = from another point of view
  • There was a slight stiffness in the way she said "Morning," which told Harry that she was still disapproving of the way they had arrived. Neville Longbottom, on the other hand, greeted them cheerfully.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • on the other hand = from another point of view; or in a way that is different (a phrase used to introduce a different perspective or idea)
  • I dearly wish I could go back there to visit; but on the other hand, I think I would be disturbed to see all the changes.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • on the other hand = from another point of view
  • ...to his great relief, Harry wasn't punished. On the other hand, he'd gotten into terrible trouble for being found on the roof of the school kitchens.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • on the other hand = from another point of view
  • Dudley had been accepted at Uncle Vernon's old private school, Smeltings. ... Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local public school.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • on the other hand = in a way that is different
  • I felt sad, in a way, that I wouldn't give them to the Chairman; but on the other hand, the whole thing seemed so distasteful, I wasn't entirely sorry he would be left out of it.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • on the other hand = from another point of view
  • But on the other hand, many believed the country itself would one day rise again; and we all knew such a thing could never happen if we resigned ourselves to living forever in the rubble.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • on the other hand = from another point of view
  • If we want to hear about the field, on the other hand, no one is in a better circumstance to tell us—so long as we keep in mind that we are missing all those things the rabbit was in no position to observe.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • on the other hand = from another point of view; or in a way that is different (a phrase used to introduce a different perspective or idea)
  • You have your mother's eyes. It seems only yesterday she was in here herself, buying her first wand. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. ... Your father, on the other hand, favored a mahogany wand.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • on the other hand = in a way that was different
  • ...he looked resentful and sulky. On the other hand, Ginny Weasley was perfectly happy again.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • On the other hand, I would advise you, Lucius, not to go giving out any more of Lord Voldemort's old school things.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Mr. Bekku, on the other hand, worked on a naval base in Osaka and yet survived somehow.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • I had no doubt in my mind of the truth; but on the other hand, I had to go on living in the okiya with Mother.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • The Baron, on the other hand, I never saw again.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • On the other hand, no one expected Pumpkin to stay only five minutes.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha

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