Meaning of “at the hands of sb” in the English Dictionary

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"at the hands of sb" in British English

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at the hands of sb

C2 If you suffer at the hands of someone, they hurt you or treat you badly:

How many people have died at the hands of terrorist organizations?

(Definition of “at the hands of sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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