Usage examples for toughened

  1. The sun tanned her skin; the dust of the country roads got into her hair, once so clean and wavy; hard work toughened and deformed her hands, which in better days she had well cared for. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  2. " Besides," Ledyard went on; " you get toughened and brutal; most of us drink, when we don't do something worse." – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  3. I'm not toughened up to your mark yet. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  4. Those things have toughened the fibre of our people, have renewed their faith and strengthened their devotion to the institutions we make ready to protect. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The only things that counted were the elemental qualities: slow endurance, faith that held fast through all the vagaries of the weather, and the power of toughened muscle that might ache but must in spite of that yield due obedience to the will. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss