very hard

adjective

Definition of very hard 

of cheese

: suitable chiefly for grating

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But officials acknowledge that major changes are very hard to deliver in an organization with 163 members that operates by consensus. Simon Nixon, WSJ, "Trump Puts the WTO on the Ropes," 11 July 2018 These revelations caused even very hard-right figures like the Mercers and Breitbart to cut their ties to Yiannopoulos. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Milo Yiannopoulos wants “vigilante squads” to start shooting journalists.," 26 June 2018 He’s been training for the last six months, very hard. Chris Hays, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UCF impressed by Everglades 14-year-old Kymani Williams, offers scholarship," 20 June 2018 There's a lot of people that worked very hard on this grant that are also very devastated, that don't understand what transpired here. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan's preschool program cut nearly in half following state funding denial," 13 June 2018 Engelson looks truly happy with Kurkland and reportedly took his split from Meghan very hard. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Ex-Husband, Trevor Engelson, Is Engaged," 3 June 2018 Our family and people like us have worked very hard to come up over the years. Time, "Former Trump Aide Apologizes for Racist Remark on Fox and Friends," 25 June 2018 At the same time, one should really work very hard to try to soften the pressure of competition and fear of failure that these kids have. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, "Young Boston musicians build a bridge to Leipzig," 12 Apr. 2018 The school worked closely with Chessy’s parents to help her stay and worked very hard to keep Chessy’s identity as confidential as reasonably possible and did so. Chessy Prout With Jenn Abelson, Cosmopolitan, "St. Paul's Survivor Chessy Prout on Being Assaulted by Owen Labrie—and What Came After," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of very hard

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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