very hard


Definition of very hard

of cheese
: suitable chiefly for grating

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Which is very hard to provide, today more than ever. Washington Post, "How Mister Rogers became a timeless oracle of parenting wisdom," 12 Aug. 2019 The top 30 teams in this tournament were very hard to seed. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Volleyball: Pearland gearing up for 58-team Adidas John Turner Classic," 31 July 2019 The club has been very good and the market is very hard., "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Bemoans Early Transfer Deadline With Man Utd Running Out of Time," 2 Aug. 2019 Donating organs for your child is very hard, your baby especially. Christine Pelisek,, "N.J. Boy, 12, Is Killed by Van in Alleged Hit-and-Run — as Employer Turns in Driver to Police," 26 July 2019 But after that spike in 2016, the Del Mar management has worked very hard to improve every aspect of safety. Los Angeles Times, "After Santa Anita horse deaths, uncertainty clouds the Del Mar summer racing season," 16 July 2019 For Mayor Harp to drag my wife into this campaign, when my wife has worked very hard to develop her professional career, is outrageous and lacking of the moral character of Mayor Harp’s office. Christopher Keating,, "In a rematch, Mayor Toni Harp faces Justin Elicker in New Haven election," 8 July 2019 The Kings received back every single penny of the previously purloined money, and Mr. David worked very hard to make sure that happened. Washington Post, "Ex-Sacramento Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M," 24 June 2019 Any festival producer will say that's a very hard thing to do. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Electric Forest Founder Jeremy Stein Says Festivals Are Like Families -- Here's How He Maintains His," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of very hard

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of very hard was circa 1943

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