Their initial response was very high-handed and rather arrogant.
Their attitude throughout the trip was deemed high-handed and presumptuous by their hosts - accusations that were hardly new.
Lacking any grand political vision that might engage us, the European authorities resort instead to issuing high-handed advice on our habits and lifestyles.
This refusal to have an enquiry is one more high-handed response to the reasonable concerns of the law-abiding public.
Such high-handed attitudes would now be thought patronising.
Like Churchill, he could be impetuous and high-handed but he was also, as Morris amply demonstrates, open to views other than those of sycophants, hangers-on and favour seekers.
As far as I am concerned it was a high-handed decision made without any regard for the feelings of the local people.
How could she be attracted to such a rude, egotistical, high-handed , bossy man like him?
Unfortunately, the way this policy was implemented was perceived as high-handed and arrogant by many of the pensioners who thought they were simply being robbed.
At the council meeting, Labour's David Green said the decision had been high-handed and senseless.