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Can music be both milquetoast and hard-hitting at the same time?

Are you going to mix it up with celebrities, or include mostly hard-hitting subjects?

The taste is intense, with hard-hitting wormwood flavor and lemony undertones.

Ann Romney did much better, with her hard-hitting theme: Mitt Romney does not fail at what he undertakes.

The result is a hard-hitting drama that deals with the unknowable impulses of the universe and of the human heart itself.

He had latterly taken a fancy to wild-fowl shooting by the coast, for which a very hard-hitting, long-range gun was needed.

The plain profile of this man reminds one of the hard-hitting, rough-riding Roundhead.

For all purposes except the actual hard-hitting they are the most useful weapon which the commander of the fleet possesses.

Ken went out deeper, for he knew most hard-hitting left-handers hit to right field.

That brought it to the last one, who chanced to be the hard-hitting catcher, Ballinger.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hard-hitting, such as: compelling, pithy, ball of fire, bullish, cogent, and coming on strong.

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