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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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decisions to is during these t"It cannot be denied that the hardest hit will still be the hardest hit during these times of continuing austerityRoger Gordon
The new figures from the Government reveal Central Queensland University, based in Rockhampton, would be the hardest hit losing 15 per cent of the base funding it would have received by 2021 if the freeze wasnt in place.
The impact of a 'hard' Brexit on Middlesbrough, in which the UK leaves the single market, is estimated to lead to a 2.5% fall in output, putting the town in the top 20 areas set to be hardest hit.
With the launch of the new Hardest Working Collection, we've taken that performance up a notch."
"I really think it is the hardest golf course we've ever played," the American left-hander told reporters after visiting Oakmont.
"Thanks to a bipartisan group of members of Congress who helped secure additional funding for the Hardest Hit Fund, we will be able to provide significant resources to hard hit states and target these critical resources towards programs that we know have helped Americans avoid foreclosure, and stabilized housing markets, including blight elimination programs."
Ken, who took over the role from John Hannah, said: "It's the hardest thing I've done on screen - I'm a big Hearts fan.
Summary: The Greeks are among the hardest workers in the world.
Six Nations IRELAND 19 ENGLAND 9 IRELAND captain Paul O'Connell predicted his side's hardest test for Grand Slam glory will come in Wales after England were beaten 19-9 in Dublin.
IF THE defeat of Ballydoyle's Breeders' Cup Turf winner Magician by unheralded US-trained longshot Hardest Core in the 32nd running of the Arlington Million must be regarded as a shock, it also provided one of the most engaging stories of the year on the international stage.
James Lear (author); THE HARDEST THING; Cleis Press (Fiction: Erotica) 16.95 ISBN: 9781573449298
AS a supporting member of the Hardest Hit coalition of over 90 disabled people's organisations and charities, including the MS Society, RNIB and Mencap, I have just received sickening news which, like last year, causes considerable stress and inconvenience to the unemployed, their families and carers.
ASTON VILLA captain STILIYAN PETROV believes he has conquered "the hardest bit" in his battle with acute leukaemia.
The most popular action game Diablo 3 was released on 15 May, and just over a month after its release a couple of players have managed to complete the game on hardest difficulty.
MODEL Kelly Brook has described her miscarriage as "the hardest lesson" after losing the baby she was expecting with rugby player Thom Evans last May.