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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARD LINES

But hard lines came; 'my poverty but not my will' consented.

The deuce, you've got one today, and I know it's hard lines.

Tis hard lines, too, for 'tis none so fine a life when ye've tried ut.

"It will be 'hard lines' upon him if he does," observed Coleman.

Bivens's eyes sparkled and a smile played about the hard lines of his mouth.

It was hard lines to select for candidates for oblivion not one of whom got in.

This is his last year here and losing his place on the team was hard lines.

"It's hard lines to have a good doctor and then lose him," was the general sentiment.

“Hard lines for poor old Mother Partridge,” suggested Scarfe.

Besides, it's hard lines to help in upsetting your own pedestal.