- hard-bitten (adj.)
- "tough, tough in a fight," literally "given to hard biting," 1715, originally of hunting dogs, from hard (adv.) + bitten, with the past participle used actively (as in free-spoken).
- 1. When life gets hard and you want to give up, remember that life is full of ups and downs, and without the downs, the ups would mean nothing.
- 2. Talent, hard work and sheer tenacity are all crucial to career success.
- 3. The federal government hiked the tax on hard liquor.
- 4. People are having to think hard about their holiday plans.
- 5. Many parents find it hard to discourage bad behaviour.
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