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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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Kant says that authorities have shown themselves callous in imposing the new norms, which lacked clarity; they were hard upon those who failed.
Coming down hard upon opposition, Saifullah Khan Niazi stated that joint opposition is hell bent upon vandalizing democratic morals.
He works hard upon rising in the morning, at the office, after dinner.
Coming down hard upon former ruling parties, PPP and PML-N, he stated that both parties had sought to reduce parliament into merely a debating club.
He came down hard upon Hamza stating that that harassment of NAB officials by his security guards has once again proved that Sharif family considered itself above law.
Something, me thinks, out policy wonks back home should stick into their pipes and ruminate, long and hard upon. Another key foreign/strategic policy issue that has prominently figured here of late has to do with President Trump's threat to pull out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987.
"Therefore, we bid it farewell as we did good-bye to one whose departure is hard upon us and makes us sad; and whose parting away makes us feel lonely."
But instead of getting mad, Jules laughs hard upon hearing the news, revealing that she and Richard actually made a bet about it.
The KDA officers, executing work on the Gujjar nullah, also turned up and the commission came down hard upon them for poor professional capacity and incompetence.
He said that several Pakistanis are being deprived of the right to return to their homeland.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.
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?" [Al-Bukhari] Consider: If you were you to have fallen as a martyr last year, your fasting Ramadan this (present) year would have been superior, higher and greater in rank in the sight of Allah The Almighty than that position (of martyrdom).