How to sign without in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands next to and directly against each other with your palms oriented toward each other. Then, move your hands away from each other while changing your handshapes to "5" handshapes.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for without
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for without
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for without
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for without
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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