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physically toughened so as to have great endurance

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tough and callous by virtue of experience

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By contrast, de Bellaigue (despite his evident rapture over his Iranian wife) is the sort of hard-bitten, sharp-eyed reporter most Americans feel comfortable with.
Connelly's hard-bitten hero is made of tough stuff and he needs every ounce of determination to fathom out the riddle of an innocent young girl's death in 1988, when the city was a hotbed of racial tension.
The 14-year-old, 6ft sensation from Hawaii hits the ball 300 yards and has already played so well on the American Men's tour that even hard-bitten US male professionals have asked for her autograph.
Curtis has always distinguished herself in the hard-bitten music world by forsaking irony and cynicism.
Hard-bitten UK grocery buyers are used to most things wacky in world food trading, but even their eyebrows shot up at the sight of this company at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco last week.
Even the most hard-bitten among us harbors a secret desire For a brand's recovery because its demise is like losing a member of the extended Family.
The result of this achievement is that, without any prompting, even some of the most hard-bitten analysts will happily volunteer fulsome praise of the company's strategy and management team.
But "Rudy" worked for us--the great choral group (probably the famous Notre Dame Glee Club), doing those great Fighting Irish fight songs, the sweep of the stadium and campus, the ferocious physicality of the football, and several touching relationships, particularly an understated rapport between Rudy and a hard-bitten groundskeeper.
Reacting to another twist of fate, hard-bitten industry types at the WFF cried openly when they heard about the death of Spanish actor Francisco Rabal.
In these hard-bitten days, struggling troupes must depend on support from their patrons just to survive.
The hard-bitten school inspectorate Ofsted supposedly inflicting a "reign of terror" on the nation's teachers was yesterday shown to have a heart.
Especially Yumiko Nogawa, an erstwhile innocent who is raped by GIs and grows so hard-bitten she sexually assaults a well-meaning American priest: Her performance exudes a plaintive loathing that fits well with the black-market comedy of a postwar fire sale, humanity 50 percent off.
He is investigated by Nick's hard-bitten detective - and ends up wielding a baseball bat at the veteran actor.
Each prefrontal area belongs to a general memory network that receives dispatches from hard-bitten neural correspondents interested only in the contents, location, or time of various events, assert psychologist Lars Nyberg of Umea University in Sweden and his colleagues.
On the Republican side is Ralph Reed, the hard-bitten choir boy of the Christian Coalition; Tanya Metaska, the gray-haired, gun-toting lobbyist of the National Rifle Association; and of course, Newt the Absurd.