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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARD KNOCK

That's flattering to a chance acquaintance, but a hard knock at your friends.

I've been fighting against you all these years, and many a hard knock we've had.

"He got a hard knock after we met the Brimsteads," said Sarah.

Be jabbers, it's a hard knock you have had, and a mighty lot of blood you must have lost!

At this moment the postman's hard knock at the door nearly made him cry out aloud.

His gun-stock snapped in the middle, his cocked-hat sustained many contusions, even his nose had more than one hard knock.

At last the goat got tired of hearing Jack bark, and thought he would give him one hard knock, and drive him away.

A little more, and one could imagine him giving Mr. Downing a good, hard knock.

"They are going to give the Boches a hard knock," said grizzled men, who remembered in their boyhood another war.

The churches will receive many a hard knock without you adding your quota.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.