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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARDEN

These are the sorts of scenes that harden lads, and make them fond of risks.

Let me advise you, not to harden your mind; nor take up your resolution beforehand.

Afterwards put them into a large dish, and set them in the sun to harden.

What, my dear Cunningham, is there in riches, that they narrow and harden the heart so?

I don't want you to be amongst bad men, who will harden your heart.

But his skin would not harden, and the evil wrought the deeper.

Even Old Colonial says it is better that we should "harden ourselves to it."

Put them on tins or earthen dishes in a cool oven once or twice to harden, and keep them in paper bags hung up in the kitchen.

Her eyes met mine across the table, and seemed to harden as she looked.

Back home we used to stack the wheat to let it sweat and harden.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200 (replacing Old English heardian) "to make (something) hard," from hard + -en (1). Meaning "to become hard" is late 14c. Related: Hardened (figurative sense of "unfeeling" is from late 14c.); hardening.

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