hand down

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passed on, as by inheritance

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He put his hand down firmly on the table, and set his sunburnt face into a resolute expression.
I knew that she could not live long; but the thought that before her death she might give birth to some ill-fated being, destined to hand down madness to its offspring, determined me.
A brief pause ensued; the preacher slowly turned over the leaves of the Bible, and at last, folding his hand down upon the proper page, said: Beloved shipmates, clinch the last verse of the first chapter of Jonah -- And God had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.
One evening, about the third week after our start, the doctor had come down to see one of the prisoners who was ill, and putting his hand down on the bottom of his bunk he felt the outline of the pistols.
he cried, bringing his big hand down heavily on his epaulet.
Then,' said he, suddenly changing his tone and turning to her, and bringing his clenched hand down upon the stone with a force that laid the knuckles raw and bleeding; 'then I hope that I may never kill him
We would urge the courts to hand down the toughest possible sentences to people who attack our staff.
A Bahrain court has adjourned the case of an 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in protests against the government and says it will hand down a verdict on July 5.
21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents often hand down worn out mattresses to children and older mattresses rarely sleep well.