What does on the one hand mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. on the one hand, on one hand(adverb)

    from one point of view

    "on the one hand, she is a gifted chemist"


  1. on the one hand(Adverb)

    From one point of view


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the one hand in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the one hand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Confucius:

    What is the sound of one hand clapping

  2. Bunny McDiarmid:

    On the one hand, they're establishing this wonderful area and on the one hand, they're completely undermining it with completely inadequate action on climate change.

  3. Robin Green:

    You've got your phenomenon on one hand. Concrete and knowable. On the other hand you've got the incomprehensible. You call it God, but to me, God or no, it remains just that, the unknowable.

  4. Federica Guidi:

    It's useful infrastructure, but maybe it's no longer in the list of priorities, Even if on the one hand it helps diversify transit (of gas), on the other hand there is a problem with the supplier.

  5. Franz Kafka:

    Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.

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