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The worst company in Verona, Excellency—the most brazen, the most case-hardened.

Her experience of the previous year had made her case-hardened.

I thought I was case-hardened, but just tell me that you loved me then!

I have been so much buffeted about in war and by sea that I am case-hardened, and this too may go with the rest.

We get "case-hardened" to trouble as the years bend our shoulders.

It's a merciless world, Miss St. Quentin, and no one knows that better than we case-hardened old sinners of doctors.

Case-hardened politicians and men about town avoided Martigny's, for the reason that they could never get enough there.

They were case-hardened by continual contact with the war game, and too careless, perhaps, of flying lead.

Cam-shaft is of steel, with cams forged integral, drilled for lightness and forced-feed lubrication, and is case-hardened.

His was a soul entirely cynical and atheistic; greedy of gain only, case-hardened by crime.

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