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synonyms for hard-and-fast

  • absolute
  • binding
  • carved in stone
  • compulsory
  • conclusive
  • decisive
  • dictated
  • exacting
  • final
  • inflexible
  • irrevocable
  • mandatory
  • set
  • set in concrete
  • unalterable
  • unbending
  • written
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How to use hard-and-fast in a sentence

The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There are a number of bacilli, called acid-fast bacilli, which stain in the same way as the tubercle bacillus.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
You see, they always butter their chairs so that they won't stick fast when they sit down.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
You see, I am the city undertaker, and the people are dying here so fast, that I can hardly supply the demand for coffins.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He thought they were now in touch with our troops at "X" but that they had been through some hard fighting to get there.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
And it would be hard indeed, if so remote a prince's notions of virtue and vice were to be offered as a standard for all mankind.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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