Thesaurus / hard case
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A hard case for Louis, where if he retreated his territories were seized, and if he advanced his soul was in danger.

So he asked the Secretary whether that wasn't a hard case of young Caldigate.

John CaldigateAnthony Trollope

I dont know Mr. St. John, and if one neglected ones own interests for every hard case one heard of, where would one be?

The Curate in ChargeMargaret Oliphant

Bill Williams, another 'hard case,' and Rube Herring, were 'some' too.

In the Old WestGeorge Frederick Ruxton

It was assuredly a hard case—for our Government had been solely to blame.

Los GringosH. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise

It's a hard case, Billy; in such cases, tears are almost justifiable.

"It is a hard case, Mr. Nason," replied Harry, not much disappointed at the result.

Try AgainOliver Optic

It is a hard case, and there is so much on Mrs. Osgood's side.

These comments are coldly judicial and exactly after the mind of the unsympathetic tenderfoot or the “hard case” of early days.

Blazing The WayEmily Inez Denny

The rest of the horses and gear they left to the thorp-abiders, to better their hard case withal.

The Sundering FloodWilliam Morris

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