He still had the upper-hand of the situation, and his temper, in that case, was not hard to control.
And I knew right well how to get the upper-hand of my lovers.
But in the present state of the war we may fairly boast of having the upper-hand.
Valerius Maximus gives the reason why women had the upper-hand.
Sometimes the liars get the upper-hand for a time, jest as they have now, but it can't last always.
Even as he repeated the words, his easy goodhumor got the upper-hand again.
Instead of having the upper-hand of me, as he expected, he was precisely under my thumb.
A man that lives in a crowd is a slave, even though all that are about him fawn upon him and give him the upper-hand.
Being of a cheerful temperament, happiness had probably the upper-hand.
In most people, whether the senses or the intellect will have the upper-hand is very much a matter of early training.