Definition of 'at hand'
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A company that comes into the area knows they've got support close at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She had a solution close at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One glance told her of the danger close at hand. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)It looked as thick as could be and close at hand in the south. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)Relief may be near at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Again we heard the terrifying cries, this time near at hand and coming toward us. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)It is close at hand, urgent and loud. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has peaceful views over fields, yet help and company are still close at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Food is always close at hand when the sufferer is hurting - people are not. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993) Close at hand, a mature female elephant lumbered by. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Afterwards, lunch is close at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I always keep his books near at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They also resented the wealth and privileges of their local clergy, and especially of those monasteries near at hand. Christianity Today (2000)For overstretched executives struggling to secure profits or future growth for their company, help may be closer at hand than they think. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many people also visited their own great buildings and monuments nearer at hand, for sightseeing and exhibitions and shows were tightly linked together. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)We have also now witnessed close at hand the magic of being part of the Olympic Family. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The M4 and M40 motorways are close at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you want something a little more cultured and decorous, it's close at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There was no cessation, but sometimes a crescendo, when it had the volume of thunder near at hand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then it's close at hand when I need it. The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)
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