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1. mod. fermented, as with cider. (see also hard liquor.) This juice got hard. What shall I do with it?
2. mod. having to do with an addictive drug. (Compare this with soft.) Hard drugs are easier to get than ever before.
3. mod. tough. (Akin to hardhearted; hard as nails.) Only the hard guys get through basic training.
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A quarter of the subjects indicated that factor memory or remembering to take heart rate made it harder to monitor and 18% of the subjects indicated that confidence in one's ability to take heart rate made it harder to monitor (Table 4).
If you create your own bedtime ritual, watch your caffeine and alcohol intake, talk to friends, and take a day off here and there, keeping your eyes open long enough to finish this article may become harder than you'd think.
We have to be more focused, develop the car more and work harder as there are more teams pushing us.
The company is involved in all aspects of security, Harder said.
And civilian jumbo jets, while bigger and slower-moving than fighters, can actually be harder to bring down with shoulder-fired missiles, since they can usually still fly after losing one or two engines.
He describes the scene: With the market down, it's much harder to raise capital.
It's harder than ever to distinguish your institution in traditional ways.
But transitioning from celebrated athlete to successful business leader is harder than it looks--for Staubach, and for Sayers.
Basically the biggest change I've seen is that it is just harder to sell new subs.
6[degrees], the hypothalamus signals the heart to beat harder and faster, the blood vessels to expand at the skin's surface to help radiate heat, and sweat glands to kick into gear to cool the skin by evaporation.
You will see the linemen maintaining their blocks longer and blocking downfield, the running backs running harder and becoming tougher to bring down, and the passes being thrown on the mark and being caught.
It's going to become harder and harder to retain employees, as ambitious workers seek higher paying jobs:
The only difference is that Generation Y consumers are harder to please and return a significantly greater proportion of items back to the company.
Being recently separated after 20 years of marriage, I find being on your own being much, much harder.
In our view, it's important to distinguish between marijuana and harder drugs like cocaine, amphetamines, and heroin.