harshness

[ hahrsh ]SEE DEFINITION OF harshness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARSHNESS

I did not know, I said, that I had given occasion for this harshness.

He is accused of harshness to boys that were placed under his care.

And Edward Newbury in particular was thought to have behaved with harshness.

But Fyles remained unmoved, except that the harshness had gone out of his manner.

There was a note of harshness in the voice that answered him.

The very speech and intonation of the one has melody, of the other harshness.

It had lost something of its harshness––something, too, of its decisiveness.

"I 'll sleep where I am," said he, with some harshness in his tone.

Her voice was deep, almost harsh, and yet caressing in its harshness.

But at length Rabbi Gershon was sorry for his sister, and repented him of his harshness.

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