very hard

adjective

Definition of very hard

of cheese
: suitable chiefly for grating

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Mononitrides are very hard and are sometimes used as abrasive material, said Victor Sharygin, a geologist at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy in Novosibirsk, Russia, and lead researcher on the discovery of uakitite. Kimberly Hickok, Fox News, "Mineral never seen on Earth found inside Russian meteorite," 2 Oct. 2018 Both are plausible, but very hard to put probabilities on. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "My Lessons From the Market’s Wild December," 27 Dec. 2018 Oh works very hard to separate her work life from her personal life. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "6 Things You Didn't Know About Sandra Oh," 20 Dec. 2018 According to experts, the back is very hard to treat and needs stronger washes than the face. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "6 Products Dermatologists Recommend for Body Acne," 13 Dec. 2018 The problem is that the super-solid is also very hard to detect. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Super-solid helium state confirmed in beautiful experiment," 10 Dec. 2018 The leadership for our production tried very hard to be sensitive to Asian culture and minimize anything that might cause concern. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Young Victorian Theatre Co. approaches 'Mikado' mindful of controversy," 6 July 2018 The village works very hard to bring industry in here. Judy Pochel, Aurora Beacon-News, "Montgomery trustees vote down car wash plan," 24 Apr. 2018 How powerful an effect this could be is very hard to say. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the chilling power of sexual violence," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of very hard

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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