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hard

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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However, Hardest Core came to Arlington after just two previous outings this term following a setback that almost claimed his life, as Graham revealed.
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Johnson said: "It was certainly one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make as Scotland head coach, because there is a human side to this job.
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.
THIS October people from across the United Kingdom will be taking action against cuts to disability benefits and services as part of the Hardest Hit Campaign.
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.
NEDUM Onuoha concedes QPR have the hardest run-in but is confident they can stave off relegation.
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Clever thinking by the organisers to invite heavy metal band Evile to officially open it as it will immediately mean more to that group of people it can be hardest to reach .