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hard line

A firm, uncompromising policy or position. For example, The President was taking a hard line on the budget. [c. 1960]
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Hard-line secularists, on the other hand, have a different position: Many of them, being pro-Western, embrace only the part of the theory about the "Fethullahist" operators, demanding both that the corruption probe be pursued until the Erdoy-an government is brought down and that the "parallel state" be eradicated.
Hossein Shariatmadari, editor in chief of the hard-line daily Kayhan, published an editorial Sunday expressing disbelief at the decision to remove the billboards.
Gray said Hard-Line is always looking to partner with companies on future projects, and also in setting up mutual distribution agreements.
They have formed a group known as the 7+8 Committee, due to the way its membership is distributed between the main hard-line and conservative groups.
As for EUROKO, the most hard-line of all the parties, it only managed to have two deputies elected, its share of the vote falling by more than 30 per cent.
The hard-line separatist All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) headed by Geelani arrested by police last week announced the calendar for this week's protests yesterday.
Channel One and Channel 10 each gave 30 of 120 parliament seats to Kadima and 28 seats to the hard-line Likud Party of former prime minister Mr Netanyahu.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's ban sought to tone down calls by allies of=20 hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to toughen Iran's stand against=20 Israel.
We are deadly against Valentine's Day," said Sapan Dutta, a regional leader of the hard-line Shiv Sena group.
KCNA also said it has not seen any changes in Japan's policy toward North Korea since Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda took over from his hard-line predecessor in late September.
Howley's actions belie her superficially hard-line position.
Hard-line rapture righters are going to court to sue for what they believe is their constitutionally protected right to express their religion-based homophobia in public, to deprive gays and lesbians of equal rights, and to advertise their vile and misleading "ex-gay" programs.
But soon afterward he revealed himself as a hard-line leftist who argued that America's capitalist culture gave rise to its racist public schools.
For that reason, the last thing the state needs as a governor is an unapologetically hard-line Democrat like state Treasurer Phil Angelides has become.
The text alerts readers to the insidious nature of hard-line advertising and to the methods by which producers build audiences.