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What does it mean when you dream about hands?

Hands symbolize building, healing, and praying. Clasped hands depict unity and completeness or agreement. One can “give a hand” to help and to soothe. Negative connotations of this symbol include a “heavy-handed” manner in relationships and theft or deceit (“caught with his hand in the cookie jar”). Wringing and washing of the hands suggests a worrisome issue that the dreamer needs to work through.

References in classic literature ?
Now as the old man walked up and down on the veranda, his hands moving nervously about, he was hoping that George Willard would come and spend the evening with him.
Then he saw the Persian, who was still on his knees, hang by his hands from the rim of the opening, with his pistol between his teeth, and slide into the cellar below.
He lapsed away, even for minutes, ringing those measured changes on his hands the whole time.
She clutched the handle with both hands, while the child, astride her hip, held on to her with both small arms part way about her.
or how can we slay who are but spears in the hands of the slayer?
At every jump too, Hands appeared still more to sink into himself and settle down upon the deck, his feet sliding ever the farther out, and the whole body canting towards the stern, so that his face became, little by little, hid from me; and at last I could see nothing beyond his ear and the frayed ringlet of one whisker.
His hands were symmetrically placed on the green silk quilt, the palms downward.
It remains to be proved whether this gallant has clean hands or not," said Sancho; and turning to the man he asked him what he had to say in answer to the woman's charge.
Above a square-domed forehead he saw a mop of brown hair, nut-brown, with a wave to it and hints of curls that were a delight to any woman, making hands tingle to stroke it and fingers tingle to pass caresses through it.
It is my poverty that my hand never ceaseth bestowing; it is mine envy that I see waiting eyes and the brightened nights of longing.
And Ajax son of Telamon answered, "I too feel my hands grasp my spear more firmly; my strength is greater, and my feet more nimble; I long, moreover, to meet furious Hector son of Priam, even in single combat.
The luck at the table varied monotonously, no big hands being out.