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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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Hardest Core and Eliluis Vas are led back to the winner's enclosure
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There's no doubt in my mind that boxing really is "the hardest sport in the world".
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There are events happening across the country during The Hardest Hit week of action from October 22-28.
I know I've got a few more months of chemotherapy but I think that the hardest bit is over and now I just need to wait for the result to be positive.
We wanted to beat the game when it was hard, at the hardest point possible.
It was the hardest lesson but, ultimately, a good one.
He said: "It is the hardest run-in, but teams playing us between now and the end of the season know we have to try and get three points.
The Hardest Hit Cymru campaign joins together more than 17 organisations in Wales to send a clear message to the UK Government: stop these cuts You can support the campaign by writing to your local Assembly Member or your local Member of Parliament, by attending the Hardest Hit Cymru rally on Saturday October 22, in Cardiff; or by joining our online protest.
The soaring cost of food combined with rocketing fuel and travel prices is hitting the poor and elderly hardest.
Somewhere between those extremes, he thought, must be the hardest possible set-up for the straight-in shot.
Summary: Errachidia - Moroccan athlete Mohammed Ahansal won Wednesday the fourth stage of the world's hardest race, Marathon des sables.
The North Bronx's Co-op City has ranked as the hardest hit neighborhood in New York City, according to data compiled by research group ESRI.
The Motherwell gaffer reckons Gordon Strachan's Hoops have the hardest remaining fixture as the Old Firm race goes down to the wire.