Handy in a sentence

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Definition of Handy

  • Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.
  • Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.
  • Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.
  • United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

How to use handy in a sentence. Handy pronunciation.

Parties said earthquakes were handy enough on the Pacific coast-they did not wish to own one.
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We could have visited that ancient and singular burg, 'Pilot-town,' which stands on stilts in the water-so they say; where nearly all communication is by skiff and canoe, even to the attending of weddings and funerals; and where the littlest boys and girls are as handy with the oar as unamphibious children are with the velocipede.
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They were all handy men.
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We'll be handy, then, in case you need us again.
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And the "prevention of mistakes" consisted in the heavy Adams revolver which he carried slung around his neck and shoulder by a heavy cord, in the handy Russian fashion.
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But no such limb was handy, and even had there been there would have been no time in which to prepare it for use, for the rapids were now in plain sight, the water boiling and foaming as it darted over one rock and another, in a descent of thirty feet in forty yards.
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Then, seeing a tall rock handy, he sprang upon it, and here Fred joined him.
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I cal'late 'twill come more handy to us Cape folks.
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You know, Uncle Joe, these will come in handy for us to build a shed when we start to make fence posts and other things there.
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He is often unwell; very chaotic,-his way is through Chaos and the Bottomless and Pathless; not handy for making out many miles upon.
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Well, my Friend, you will have a meeting with Norton so soon as handy; and let me know what is next to be done.
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And what should I espy upon a ledge of rock just above me but a goat; for a moment the creature blinked at me, chewing busily, then scrambled to its feet; but in that instant I caught up a heavy stone that chanced handy and hurled it; the poor beast bleated once, and rolling down the rock thudded at my feet, where I despatched it with my knife.
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So taking a stick that lay handy, I sharpened it to a point and therewith bored me two holes beneath the lip of the pot and other two opposite.
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A bit of thin board's always handy off a coast where there's rocks, and there's many a time when, if the carpenter had had plenty of sticking-plaister for a vessel's skin, a good ship could have been saved from going down.
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But you can't expect a common sailor like me, who's a bit handy with his hammer and saw, to be up to all the dodges of an educated young gent like you as has sarved his time aboard the _Bry-tannia_ in Dartmouth Harbour.
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I should like to take the big coil of Manilla cable aboard, with one end loose and handy, and a good rope ready.
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They did not hear a sound, either in the bows or from above upon the gunboat's deck, while the two handy men were hard at work laying out the rope that was already securely attached to the cable; and then came the first sound, just after the boat moved sharply, as if it had given a slight jump.
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His own suit had shrunk a brave bit with the salt water; but into ordinary frock an' corduroys he declared he would not get, not if he had to go naked the rest of his life; so my father-being a good-natured man, and handy with the needle-turned to and repaired damages with a piece or two of scarlet cloth cut from the jacket of one of the drowned Marines.
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And it may come in handy some time.
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Safely tucked away in it reposed a tin box, one of those so-called strong-boxes which are so handy in that they save a burglar much time and trouble in hunting all over for the valuables he has come after.
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Examples of Handy

Example #1
But it was a failure.
Example #2
Finally I tried to give him away.
Example #3
We could have done a number of other things; but on account of limited time, we went back home.
Example #4
We could have gone down to the mouth of the river and visited Captain Eads' great work, the 'jetties,' where the river has been compressed between walls, and thus deepened to twenty-six feet; but it was voted useless to go, since at this stage of the water everything would be covered up and invisible.
Example #5
They were as capable of fighting or aiming a gun as of driving a team.
Example #6
The other three teamsters were like unto the first.