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Then followed some of the second class, Stevenson, Meredith, Hardy.

Hardy was leaving just at the same time, and so they went out together.

Williams and Lawson had, as Hardy predicted, been a source of great annoyance to George.

To decide the question, I read two books; one agrees with you, and the other with Hardy.

It was kind of Mrs. Hardy to shew this interest, and Mrs. Weston esteemed her for it.

"Your proposed stroll will be knocked on the head," said Hardy to George.

"George, I am afraid you have got into some bad business again," said Hardy.

The hours seemed like days to George while Hardy was on his mission.

Hardy could scarcely refrain from rushing out to look around.

"I cannot tell you how thankful I am to you, Mr. Hardy," said Mrs. Weston, as he concluded.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "bold, daring, fearless," from Old French hardi, from past participle of hardir "to harden, be or make bold," from Frankish *hardjan, from Proto-Germanic *hardjan "to make hard" (cf. Old Frisian herda, Old High German herten, Old Norse herða, Gothic gahardjan "make hard;" see hard). Sense influenced by English hard. Related: Hardily; hardiness. Hardhede "physical hardiness" is attested from early 15c.

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