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  • Gaddafi probably will reject a toughened cease-fire because it makes it easier for the West to build up the rebels.

    How Libya Saps America's Power | Leslie H. Gelb | April 17, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • She toughened up, took the job in stride, fired some people who lied to the international press, and made some enemies.

  • He became toughened and hardened and adaptable, able to live under the most trying circumstances.

  • At length, the toughened sinews of the white man prevailed over the less practiced limbs of the native.

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper
  • He was strong, indeed, but he was young and not yet toughened into that strange material of which men of the world are made.

    Greifenstein | F. Marion Crawford
  • His faithful Venusians, Ran-los, Ta-ira, and the rest were just on the other side of the three-inch plate of toughened steel.

    The Great Dome on Mercury | Arthur Leo Zagat
  • "And I didn't know you were a war-worn veteran toughened by previous campaigns," she countered gaily.

    The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine

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