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hard-core

1. mod. sexually explicit; pornographic. You can’t sell that hard-core stuff in a store like this!
2. mod. extreme; entrenched. There are too many hard-core cases of poverty there.
3. mod. very good; stunning; great. I’d like a really hard-core pizza with at least five kinds of cheese.
4. mod. extreme; quintessential. She thinks of herself as a hard-core leftist.
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In 1991, TIRF was the first traffic safety organization to identify hard-core drunk drivers as the top priority for policy measures to address drunk driving.
Several academic authorities on hate crimes in America identified three types of bias crime offenders: the thrill seeker, the reactive offender, and the hard-core offender.
Let's examine some of the tangible benefits of hard-core bowhunting.
Most people find hard-core violence far more offensive than sex.
It is a lucrative and growing trade in this country, where hard-core porn films change hands for up to THREE times the original price.
Subtle disturbances of brain function, probably inflicted in the womb or shortly after birth, may foster language difficulties and attention problems that pave the road to hard-core delinquency, Moffitt proposes.
According to an executive summary released by the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) titled National Drug Control Strategy, current drug use indicates that, although the number of casual users is declining, hard-core use remains high, use among young people is increasing, an production and availability of illegal drugs is also on the rise.
It concerns a ruling that seven hard-core videos should be released with R18 certificates.
It's time to stop pursuing ineffective approaches, such as lowering the BAC level, and instead focus on improving the system so it swiftly, surely and consistently deals with those dangerous hard-core drivers responsible for the vast majority of drunk driving fatalities.
During the mudslinging run-up to the midterm election, reports revealed that Boyias--the CEO of Marina Pacific Distributors, which produces hard-core gay-porn flicks like Wet Palms and Jackhammer is a frequent contributor to the Republican National Committee.
Led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's New Jersey office, the investigation that started in October 2005 focused on an East Coast commercial Web site offering videos and images of hard-core child pornography.
On "Remove, Separate Self,'' from the recent album "Ruining Lives,'' heavy rockers Prong offer a strangely metaphysical musing to a hard-core soundtrack.
Group 10: 25-29 Year Old Non Hard-Core Gamers (Shanghai)
Alienware's Area-51 Series of notebooks powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo processor provide an immersive entertainment experience with power to spare for even hard-core gamers and video- and audio-philes," said Erik Reid, director product marketing, Intel's Mobile Platforms Group.
My prediction: Democratic leaders will pick four hard-core Democrats; Republican leaders will pick four hard-core Republicans.