I seen some hard times myself, and this boy's father was a fighter, too.
The papers are having a good deal to say these days about "hard times."
Look at Elinor—would we love her if she'd been fussing about the hard times we had?
There were hard times, even in the wilderness of Kentucky, after the War of 1812.
The hard times affect him no more than a fly would a rhinoceros.