To lift up the hand against


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To lift up the hand against to rebel against; to assault; to attack; to injure; to oppress.
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In literature:

To the iron hand of Tyranny, which was lifted up against her, she manifested, indeed, an intrepid superiority.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 1" by George Ticknor Curtis