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1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

[härd]
(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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Coming hard upon the lethargic response of government, Murad Saeed stated that it's reprehensible that our Foreign Office doesn't even know the exact figure of Pakistanis in KSA.
Coming hard upon the lethargic response of government, Murad stated that it is reprehensible that the foreign office doesn't even know the exact figure of Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia.
Normally on results day, there are always accusations on whether the exams were too easy or too hard upon comparability analyses.
As Muslims were hard upon the Hindus, the higher castes were hard upon the lower.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
He should not find the acts of worship hard upon himself; rather he should realise the statement of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, "Should I not be a grateful slave?
Another official said, " The National Green Tribunal has been coming down hard upon us to clear our tracks of filth, garbage and municipal solid waste which are generated by these slums and their residents.
One of my friends told me that her young daughter, Jula, cried so hard upon watching the movie, Antonio Luna.
This is because high amylase content gives rise to a high volume expansion of the rice during cooking, a greater extent of flakiness and less tender grains with a low gel consistency, meaning that the grains become hard upon cooling.
These dangerous Russian games of chicken are now regular occurrences and come hard upon a Russian threat in March to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO's missile defence system.
Because hard upon the news that my beloved was descended from a member of the first female regiment to go into combat, had come word that she was seriously ill.