How to sign strict in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your face with your palm vertical and oriented to the side. Then, bring your hand back to your face until the side of your index finger touches your nose.


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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for strict
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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