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adjective Indurated; firm.
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Morten Ganst Pedersen felt he was hard done by after referee Mark Clattenburg awarded Birmingham a free-kick just outside the box for a push on Johnson.
Health spokesman Andrew Lansley even feels himself hard done by because he "only" gets pounds 24,000 on top of his MP's salary for working 12 days a year.
We were hard done by, not for the first time this season," Mowbray said.
The Bairns travel to the Caledonian Stadium on Wednesday with Rooney (below) still feeling hard done by after losing that match.
On the balance of play, maybe a draw was fair, but with the number of chances we had which hit the woodwork we felt hard done by.
We don't recollect that there has been anyone that has been hard done by, but if they feel that is the case we have got to have a look at it.
Sam, you were hard done by Cardiff Council, who seemed they wanted you to go as you insisted on a football-only stadium.
JOHN Towers says he is hard done by for pay and pensions, and draws comparisons with successful company bosses.
Chris Brandon seemed a little hard done by in first-half stoppage time to be booked for a dive in the box when he looked to have been clipped by the sliding Curtis Davies.
They will have felt hard done by when we got the goal and I felt the same when they equalised, because it came when we were playing our best stuff.
Kevin, of Wakefield, West Yorks, plans to appeal and said: "I feel very hard done by.
However we owe Rotherham one, we feel we were hard done by last year.