show of hands


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a show of hands

A visual representation of interest indicated by people raising their hands. Class, we'll decide what to do at recess by a show of hands. Who wants to play tag?
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show of hands

a display of raised hands [in a group of people] that can be counted for the purpose of votes or surveys. We were asked to vote for the candidates for captain by a show of hands. Jack wanted us to vote on paper, not by a show of hands, so that we could have a secret ballot.
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show of hands

An informal vote made by participants holding up one hand each to indicate a choice, as in Let's have a show of hands-how many want the next meeting on a Sunday? [Late 1700s]
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show of hands

the raising of hands among a group of people to indicate a vote for or against something, with numbers typically being estimated rather than counted.
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After a successful vote of no confidence against Adil Islam on 19th January district council elected new district Nazim Haripur for interim period unopposed where 44 members of house favoured Raja Amir Kiyani by the show of hand.
Why then, after a show of hands to negotiate to leave the EU, are our negotiators not coming back to us and giving us the chance to accept or not what they have negotiated?
On an advisory basis and not to diminish the role and responsibility of the board of directors, the approach to executive compensation disclosed in the Corporations Management Proxy Circular was approved by a show of hands. Proxies representing 60,641,629 (96.71%) votes for and 2,062,829 (3.29%) votes against were received.
The court observed that an earlier amendment to the Sindh Local Government Act, 2013, requiring a show of hands for election of the top-most posts had \"no legal effect\" as the change was made after the election schedule had already been announced in August last year.
Show of Hands, featuring Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Best Duo, Best Original Song, Best Live Act).
Show of Hands, featuring Steve Knightey and Phil Beer, have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Best Duo, Best Original Song, Best Live Act).
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan on Tuesday welcomed the government's move to hold the forthcoming Senate elections through a show of hands to prevent horse-trading.
A subsequent article, to raise $1.5 million for a roads stabilization account, passed overwhelmingly by a show of hands.
QUICK show of hands: Who would have predicted that Paolo Di Canio and Ian Holloway would be the first two managers out of the door in the Premier League this season?
| SHOW OF HANDS: At the Kirkwood Hospice complementary therapies coffee morning are volunteer therapist Angie Lloyd-Martin, right, with Lisa Towey, left, and Hospice Capital Appeal Manager Marie Peacock (JH201012Ahospice-01)
"Show of Hands: A Natural History of Sign Language" chronicles the history of sign language, and perhaps indirectly, the history of language as a whole.
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[ClickPress, Mon Mar 07 2011] Bristol Folk Festival 2011 will feature over 40 folk acts that include heavyweights such as Rachel McShane, Fay Hield, Bellowhead and Show of Hands. One of the star attractions for the event will be the performances by Seth Lakeman who has achieved various accolades including being nominated for a Mercury Music prize.
FOLK stars SHOW OF HANDS will be showcasing their two newest albums on Teesside tomorrow night.
ACOUSTIC group Show of Hands are playing the only North West date of their Spires and Beams tour at Wigan Parish Church.