hard line

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  • noun

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a firm and uncompromising stance or position

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Today we mean to communicate to the Princetown people where they should look for their missing man, but it is hard lines that we have not actually had the triumph of bringing him back as our own prisoner.
One, a tall, wiry, muscular old man, from the west; sunburnt and swarthy; with a brown white hat on his knees, and a giant umbrella resting between his legs; who sat bolt upright in his chair, frowning steadily at the carpet, and twitching the hard lines about his mouth, as if he had made up his mind 'to fix' the President on what he had to say, and wouldn't bate him a grain.
Global Banking News-August 15, 2014--European Banking Authority takes hard line on regulation of Bitcoin
The Chinese leadership is in transition and even then, the signals they are sending are hard line.
ALTHOUGH the parties with a hard line on the Cyprus problem tried, during the election campaign, to capitalise on their supposedly uncompromising views, the ploy proved a big failure.
Meanwhile, CNN's Lou Dobbs, a high-profile advocate for a hard line on illegal immigration, wrote an editorial excoriating the Senate for having ``no shame in continuing to try to blur the line between legal and illegal immigration.
The commission urges Congress to fill this "policy vacuum" with a clearer and more hard line approach to U.
While most of the contributors are evangelical or conservative, they do not pursue a hard line, and I detected four Lutherans among the contributors: Fretheim (Exodus) and Olson (Numbers) from the ELCA and Heck (Benjamin, Issachar, and Tamar) and Steinmann (cherubim, hardness of heart) from LCMS.
Make sure you blend well so there's no hard line, then add a pale gold shadow and lots of black mascara.
Hard line Christians may be offended at the way they and their iconic evangelists are portrayed.
THE FALL OF communism has been attributed to many factors, from the system's economic failings to the hard line taken by Ronald Reagan.
Bush officials have taken such a hard line, sources say, that they're refusing to permit the release of matters already in the public domain - including the existence of intelligence documents referred to on the CIA Web site.
Behind Ferreras' hard line, Aerolineas did not pay 7,000 employees their April and May wages.
Sharon, a 72-year-old former general and defense minister, has taken a hard line in the past against Palestinian hopes for a separate state.
The government is taking a very hard line, especially on expenses involved in maintaining a plan's qualification (e.