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hard

adjective Indurated; firm.
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Very few letters were written in those hard times that were not touching, especially those which fathers sent home.
O God, it's too hard to lay upon me--it's too hard to think she's wicked.
It is wonderful what an insight into domestic economy being really hard up gives one.
Happily for him, Pinocchio was made of very hard wood and the knives broke into a thousand pieces.
You have had a hard day, and to-morrow we must plan your hours and go over your clothing to see what it is necessary to get for you.
And this long row seemed particularly hard work to Levin; but when the end was reached and Tit, shouldering his scythe, began with deliberate stride returning on the tracks left by his heels in the cut grass, and Levin walked back in the same way over the space he had cut, in spite of the sweat that ran in streams over his face and fell in drops down his nose, and drenched his back as though he had been soaked in water, he felt very happy.
She was a hard one, if ever there was a hard one yet.
From the 26th to the 30th I worked very hard in carrying all my goods to my new habitation, though some part of the time it rained exceedingly hard.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's mouth, which was wide, thin, and hard set.
The snow lay on the ground, frozen into a hard thick crust, so that only the heaps that had drifted into byways and corners were affected by the sharp wind that howled abroad: which, as if expending increased fury on such prey as it found, caught it savagely up in clouds, and, whirling it into a thousand misty eddies, scattered it in air.
A little hard-headed, Ripstone pippin-faced man, was conversing with a fat old gentleman in one corner; and two or three more old gentlemen, and two or three more old ladies, sat bolt upright and motionless on their chairs, staring very hard at Mr.
He had naturally an active Hotspur temperament, which did not crave liquid fire to set it aglow; his impetuosity was usually equal to an exciting occasion without any such reinforcements; and his desire for the brandy-and-water implied that the too sudden joy had fallen with a dangerous shock on a frame depressed by four years of gloom and unaccustomed hard fare.