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hard

adjective Indurated; firm.
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I think life too complex a thing to be settled by these hard and fast rules.
Keeping a short rope to the anchor, so that it barely touched the bottom, we dragged it slowly along until it stuck and the boat fetched up hard and fast.
Folks that has brought up children know that there's no hard and fast method in the world that'll suit every child.