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hard

adjective Indurated; firm.
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It is not the actual discomforts themselves that are hard to bear.
One becomes used to being hard up, as one becomes used to everything else, by the help of that wonderful old homeopathic doctor, Time.
Dear old ladies and gentlemen who know nothing about being hard up--and may they never, bless their gray old heads--look upon the pawn-shop as the last stage of degradation; but those who know it better (and my readers have no doubt, noticed this themselves) are often surprised, like the little boy who dreamed he went to heaven, at meeting so many people there that they never expected to see.
You must, or I'll pull off this shade and stare at the sun as hard as ever I can stare.
That was all, but Rose saw her cousin set his lips together and take a long breath, as if she had hit him hard.
I know it's dreadfully hard, but we'll all help you; I'll read all day long, and lead you, and wait upon you, and try to make it easier "
After he had read them he laughed and stuffed them away in his pockets to become round hard balls.
About that time (which was before master came home again) the bell rang hard from the bedroom, and my mistress ran out into the landing, and called to me to go for Mr.
It is hard to think of her, it is hard to speak of her, by her husband's name.
I had remained with them at the cottage--I had tried hard not to embitter the happiness of my return to THEM as it was embittered to ME.
On one side of it, on the side nearest to me, the newly-cut inscription met my eyes--the hard, clear, cruel black letters which told the story of her life and death.