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Har·den

(har'dĕn),
Arthur, English biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1865-1940. See: Harden-Young ester.
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This was the greatest and the worst prize that ever I was concerned in; for indeed, though, as I have said above, I was hardened now beyond the power of all reflection in other cases, yet it really touched me to the very soul when I looked into this treasure, to think of the poor disconsolate gentlewoman who had lost so much by the fire besides; and who would think, to be sure, that she had saved her plate and best things; how she would be surprised and afflicted when she should find that she had been deceived, and should find that the person that took her children and her goods, had not come, as was pretended, from the gentlewoman in the next street, but that the children had been put upon her without her own knowledge.
In this condition, hardened by success, and resolving to go on, I fell into the snare in which I was appointed to meet with my last reward for this kind of life.
I comforted her as well as I could, and she in return hardened me to merit more completely the same fate.
During these first hurries I was stupid, lying still in my cabin, which was in the steerage, and cannot describe my temper: I could ill resume the first penitence which I had so apparently trampled upon and hardened myself against: I thought the bitterness of death had been past, and that this would be nothing like the first; but when the master himself came by me, as I said just now, and said we should be all lost, I was dreadfully frighted.
My comrade, who had helped to harden me before, and who was the master's son, was now less forward than I.
'Sir,' says Mrs Lammle, raising her eyes to his face again, and quite daunting him with her hardened manner, 'I imparted to you a certain piece of knowledge, to be imparted again, as you thought best, to a certain person.'
He is shorter than the lady as well as weaker, and, as she stands above him with her hardened manner and her well-used eyes, he finds himself at such a disadvantage that he would like to be of the opposite sex.
As illustrated in Figure 1, the quick-hardening track technique constructs a slab track by collecting and cleaning existing ballast gravel from old ballast tracks and then recasts and hardens them with quick-hardening mortar.
This illustrates that the material yields at a higher stress and then hardens at the same rate in the reloading process.
The Hardens have two children, born since they came to Hubbardston.