Definition On the one hand on the other hand

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on one hand... on the other hand...: from one point of view... from another point of view...
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On one hand, I'd like to go out tonight, but on the other hand, I need to be at work very early tomorrow.

on one hand...: looking at it from this point of view...
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(but) on the other hand...: (however) here's a different way of looking at things...
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