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Usage examples for hardness

  1. O, who of you would not shudder at the hardness of my heart and the blackness of my crime! – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. All these had been fairly well obeyed; but there was a fixed, determined hardness in her face which made her mother fear that the Earl might be dismayed. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  3. As I ran my hand along the surface, I was struck by how their hardness felt like stone. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  4. Among the rich there is that difficulty of the needle's eye; among the poor there is the difficulty of the hardness of their lives. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  5. But I'm glad you don't like Maxwell's hardness; I don't myself." – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  6. " You didn't see me," the hardness was now in her voice. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  7. And therewith she fell to kissing him, till he was well- nigh beside himself betwixt desire and joy and the grief of departure, and the hardness of the case. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  8. " I shall never be able to ask his forgiveness for my hardness, and yet in my heart I was melted towards him and longing to tell him so,- only waiting till the evening when we could be more alone. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  9. Perhaps it was as well; the hardness of his tone roused her pride, so that she could answer with comparative calmness. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  10. For an instant the old hardness flashed back. – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  11. Sylvia felt the hardness of their looks, the hardness of their silence; but it was as nothing to her. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  12. It was hardly an adventure; only the meeting of man and bear, and they parted on good terms, with no hardness on either side. – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  13. On the contrary, she had tried to make herself believe that hardness was a part of her creed. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  14. There was a silence, brief, indeed, but long enough for Hodder to feel more and more distinctly the granite hardness which the other had become, to experience a rising, reenforcing anger. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  15. And although all kinds of hardness of heart, in some sense may be called a judgment, yet to be hardened with this second kind, is a judgment peculiar only to them that perish; hardness that is sent as a punishment for the abuse of light received, for a reward of apostacy. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  16. This morning when mounted on Almansor, I rode up to the window behind which stood my beloved one, the sight melted the hardness of her heart, and she acknowledged herself conquered. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
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