To release from the hand; to let go.
*1798 , , Rime of the Ancient Mariner , part 1, lines 9-12,
*:He holds him with his skinny hand,
*:"There was a ship," quoth he.
*:"Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"
*:Eftsoons his hand dropt he.
, publisher=B. B. Mussey and Company, and R. B. Fitts and Company
, author=Oliver Optic
, title=Hatchie, The Guardian Slave or
The Heiress of Bellevue. A Tale of the Mississippi and the South-west
, section=Chapter XXX
, passage=“Unhand'' the lady!” said Vernon, in a severe tone, as, at the same time, he draw from his pocket a pistol. “' Unhand
her!” and he approached the lawyer}}
, publisher=Berkley Books
, author=Anne Gracie
, title=The Stolen Princess
, section=Chapter Two
, passage=As he dried the last toe, she siad, “Thank you. You may now unhand