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Believe me, this is hard-won advice that I am now putting forth here.

The misuse of conscience exemptions is threatening our hard-won plurality.

It was a hard-won victory for Mia who returned home with eight of her nine children intact.

I am a citizen of two countries that attained their independence through hard-won fights for self-determination.

It was hard-won, upsetting, as it went against all the sentiments I had been given in literature, and what I had told myself.

Having to make the Manchesters yield up their hard won gains is what breaks my heart.

It was hard won enough by the old man, that money, with twenty years' dodging South American customs.

The hard-won glories of Fontenoy, the doubtful success of Laffelt, were a poor compensation for these disasters.

After this hard-won victory, the government did not hesitate to transport without trial the whole mass of prisoners taken alive.

The battle was over, and to the opportune move of the brave Logan was due the hard-won success of the day.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hard-won, such as: ambitious, arduous, burdensome, challenging, crucial, and demanding.

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