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hardy

1
(of plants) able to live out of doors throughout the winter

hardy

2
any blacksmith's tool made with a square shank so that it can be lodged in a square hole in an anvil

Hardy

1. Thomas. 1840--1928, British novelist and poet. Most of his novels are set in his native Dorset (part of his fictional Wessex) and include Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895), after which his work consisted chiefly of verse
2. Sir Thomas Masterman. 1769--1839, British naval officer, flag captain under Nelson (1799--1805): 1st Sea Lord (1830)
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But my friend Sir Oliver can fight right hardily without either bite or sup," remarked the prince.
BUT never was a fight managed so hardily, and in such a surprising manner as that which followed between Friday and the bear, which gave us all, though at first we were surprised and afraid for him, the greatest diversion imaginable.
Those of us who care greatly about diversity must continue to insist on it -- and hardily strenuously advocate for it to be based on merit and talent above all else.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia realizes importance of dialogue and worked hardily to make it a base of its foreign policy.
The alternative method of losing weight did not seem to occur to him: he continued to eat hardily three times a day.