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He was good-natured, plucky in a hard-headed British way, and gentlemanly.

Of course you would, being a sensible, hard-headed American workingman.

He was a sailor, and as hard-headed and practical a man as it has ever been my lot to meet.

Haven't you any hard-headed topers who are famous in the neighborhood?

You yourself have called me too hard-headed, too material for an artist.

My father's so hard-headed when he gets his mind set—he's making me do it.

And that means he is hard-headed and has a good opinion of himself.

He desires to show that he too is no theorist, that he also can be hard-headed and practical.

I can also add my testimony that she was a hard-headed woman.

Theories are all very well, but we have to deal with a hard-headed British jury.

WORD ORIGIN

also hardheaded, 1580s, "stubborn," from hardhead "dull person" (1510s), from hard + head (n.). Meaning "practical" is attested from 1779.

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