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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARDENED

Physically he had undoubtedly improved; his legs had hardened and smoothed down.

The law represented the best that could be done with hardened hearts.

But Sapphira was "hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

I am hardened now, I have sunk too low to care long even for that.'

He was hardened, steeped in guilt, and callous as to the sufferings of others.

I want to see what he was when he was bright and young before the world had hardened him.

Justice, however, remained to be done on the hardened and impenitent.

To bear hunger and cold they are hardened by their climate and soil.

She looked at him with an almost sharp intensity which hardened her whole face.

She had not yet wept; her face was livid, contracted, hardened by cold rage.

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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