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Sure nobody had ever so insolent, so hard-hearted a brother, as I have!

Now the hard-hearted Bella interlards her speech with invective!

But it brought no solace to the mind of the weak, hard-hearted, and guilty son.

She was a stern, austere, hard-hearted woman, whom nobody loved.

Then you must collect your debt, as other hard-hearted creditors do—by force.

If to be hard-hearted were a virtue, the best man there was Dillaway.

It was no joke to her, whatever it might be to her hard-hearted young sisters.

And our hard-hearted rulers, with all their pride, can they subsist without us?

You are not half as hard-hearted as you would have me think.

No human being could have, she thought, even the most hard-hearted.

WORD ORIGIN

also hardhearted, "obdurate, unfeeling," late 12c. (implied in heard-heortnesse "hard-heartedness"); from hard + hearted. Sometimes in Middle English also meaning "bold, courageous" (15c.). Related: Hard-heartedly; hard-heartedness. Hard-heart "hard-hearted person" was in late Old English.

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