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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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Once more I dashed my hardest angle against him, at the same time alarming the whole household by my cries for aid.
She could not do enough to prove her gratitude for former favors, and went toiling and moiling about, feeling that the hardest, most disagreeable tasks were her especial duty.
But you must guess the hardest part: for the letter ended as it began, with sudden talk of his inner life, and tentative inquiry after mine.
Then they all ran harder than they had ever run in their lives; and the King's men, coming after them, began to run too; and the Captain ran hardest of all.
I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure, if I had been you, I should have tried long ago to do something or other about it."
Ashleigh Barty, below, described turning down Andy Murray's Wimbledon offer as her hardest decision.
It cannot that the will still hardest these continuing Roger However, it says it will continue to support people in need.
"You want to perform at the hardest moments; the crunch moments in the game.
Actress Jennica Garcia said she considers last year as the 'hardest' on her marriage with Alwyn Uytingco as she marked their ninth anniversary with a sweet message.
OPTOMETRISTS, solicitors and surgeons are among the hardest jobs to fill in the UK, a new study suggests.
IT will probably come as no surprise to long-suffering drivers, but Liverpool is the hardest place to find a parking space in Merseyside - and the third hardest in the whole of the north-west.
It will probably come as no surprise to long-suffering drivers, butLiverpoolis the hardest place to find a parking space in Merseyside - and the third hardest in the whole of the north-west.