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„eine“ is not an indefinite article in this sentence. Its the number „one“ in this example: In ONE hand she was holding the phone, in the OTHER [hand] she was holding a key. Its the phrase Die eine.... die andere... Another example would be: Die eine Seite der Münze zeigt eine Zahl, die andere [Seite] ein Wappen


Yes, it's perfectly fine. You shouldn't consider einen as an indefinite article in this case. In English you would say "In the one hand" - and not "In the a hand". The einen has a different grammatical function.

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