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adjective Indurated; firm.
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Above all, our foreign policy is more hard-headed in this respect: it will
The hard-headed "realists" in the Jewish community don't wish to address these truths.
He must navigate a daily paper that, while devoting acres of space and gallons of words to the arts, has also begun to favor softly styled features over hard-headed reviews and to specialize in woozy news stories written by reporters hardly in command of their subject or in touch with their sources.
Trainer Richard Mandella said: "She's very hard-headed.
They blame such ideas in large part for the refusal of hard-headed pragmatists to take seriously the power of nonviolence to bring down oppressors.
Twenty years ago such work as Dr Kildea's might have found ready publication--things less substantial did--but at present, a hard-headed commercialism and stress on fashionable subjects (of which religion is certainly not one) rules.
The Harvard Declaration--despite very considerable conceptual flaws, and there are huge conceptual flaws in it--is a visionary breakthrough because it actually addresses in a hard-headed way the practicalities of treatment access.
There are very few hard-headed business guys who are barefoot
We like an art that reflects skepticism and sobriety; Clement Greenberg was not alone in his certainty that the great artists "are the hard-headed ones.
Still, telesales marketers please note; hard-headed Midlanders are not game for blowing the lot on home re-vamps.
West's Before It Hits Home; the domestic struggles, womanist crises, and the search for what Paul Carter Harrison has termed an African-American ancestral imperative presented in Shay Youngblood's Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery, and the quest for justice and physical and economic freedom in Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women.
Use whatever works for you, be it anger, your faith in God, or just a hard-headed refusal to accept less than the best life you can manage.