I can see why Alex fell so hard for you.
Don't be too hard on Howard.
It was hard to tell.
Even the ambulance siren was hard to hear.
It was hard to say.
Why didn't you tell me Dulce was giving you a hard time?
Let's just say I learned the hard way that I can take care of myself.
This has been hard for you, as well.
She swallowed hard and avoided his gaze.
I find it hard to realize that Christmas is almost here, in spite of the fact that Helen talks about nothing else.
Ugh, how hard it is!
Any time you can move data storage from brains to hard drives, you get vast improvements in efficiency.
She'd be willing to bet the woman was as hard nosed in her sleep.
It was hard to explain how her beauty was different than so many others, but it was.
It was hard to believe he didn't know.
I am working very hard just now.
He was rarely sick, and even then it was hard to get him to go to bed.
It was hard to tell, but there were no trees ahead, so it must be the clearing.
It was hard to look at his face without being fascinated by the color of his eyes.
What many children think of with dread, as a painful plodding through grammar, hard sums and harder definitions, is to-day one of my most precious memories.
TO MRS. LAURENCE HUTTON [Boston] May 28th . ...We have had a hard day.
Hard as she had tried to prepare herself, and now tried to remain tranquil, she knew that she would be unable to look at him without tears.
They all leaned on each other in hard times.
He left the house, slamming the door so hard the hallway reverberated with the sound.
But I try hard not to be discouraged.
She is so sweet, so good- natured, and her position now is a very hard one.
It was hard to believe sweet little Sarah would be involved with anything so sinister.
She was having a hard time of it, but she was breathing.
As I sit by the window writing to you, it is so lovely to have the soft, cool breezes fan my cheek and to feel that the hard work of last year is over!
Why, I find it hard to understand them sometimes when they spell on their fingers.
Most blind people are aided by the sense of sound, so that a fair comparison is hard to make, except with other deaf-blind persons.
Although I try very hard not to force issues, I find it very difficult to avoid them.
It is hard to say whether or not Miss Keller's speech is easy to understand.
He could not tell them simply that everyone went at a trot and that he fell off his horse and sprained his arm and then ran as hard as he could from a Frenchman into the wood.
He was rarely sick, and even then it was hard to get him to go to bed.
The unexpected information was coming so fast it was hard to absorb.
She stretched out on the hard cold rocks and fell asleep.
But I must confess, I had a hard time on the second day of my examinations.
To what extent she now identifies objects by their odour is hard to determine.
It is hard to know what to do with her.
It was raining very hard and he had a very large umbrella to keep off the rain-drops.
Hard consonants were, and indeed still are, very difficult for her to pronounce in connection with one another in the same word; she often suppresses the one and changes the other, and sometimes she replaces both by an analogous sound with soft aspiration.
She need not know how hard it was for me to see her again.
After the Emperor had left Moscow, life flowed on there in its usual course, and its course was so very usual that it was difficult to remember the recent days of patriotic elation and ardor, hard to believe that Russia was really in danger and that the members of the English Club were also sons of the Fatherland ready to sacrifice everything for it.
He was sent for trial and condemned to hard labor, I believe.
You see, brothers, I know it's hard for you, but it can't be helped!
But then, she admitted to loving him at one time, so it's not hard to believe she still felt something for him.
Yet, one backward glance at the hard lines of the face over hers reminded her that there was more than the gentle side to him.
I learned the hard way.
He slept on a hard bed.
I found it very hard to keep my wits about me.
But I tried very hard to be patient for teacher's sake.
How far she could receive communications is hard to determine, but she knew much that was going on around her.
It would, I think, be hard to make her feel just how to pronounce DICTIONARY without her erring either toward DICTIONAYRY or DICTION'RY, and, of course the word is neither one nor the other.
He has two neighbours, who live still farther north; one is King Winter, a cross and churlish old monarch, who is hard and cruel, and delights in making the poor suffer and weep; but the other neighbour is Santa Claus, a fine, good-natured, jolly old soul, who loves to do good, and who brings presents to the poor, and to nice little children at Christmas.
The fairies promised obedience and soon started on their journey, dragging the great glass jars and vases along, as well as they could, and now and then grumbling a little at having such hard work to do, for they were idle fairies, and liked play better than work.
Then the fairies thanked him for his forgiveness, and promised to work very hard to please him; and the good-natured king took them all up in his arms, and carried them safely home to his palace.
The fairies promised obedience, and were off in a twinkling, dragging the heavy jars and vases along after them as well as they could, now and then grumbling a little at having such a hard task, for they were idle fairies and loved to play better than to work.
It is unusually hard, owing to the recent severe but transient cold, and all watered or waved like a palace floor.
We read that the traveller asked the boy if the swamp before him had a hard bottom.
But presently the traveller's horse sank in up to the girths, and he observed to the boy, "I thought you said that this bog had a hard bottom."
It puts to rest many questions which he would otherwise be taxed to answer; while the only new question which it puts is the hard but superfluous one, how to spend it.
I know, I know how hard it is for you to talk or think of such matters.
"He exists, but to understand Him is hard," the Mason began again, looking not at Pierre but straight before him, and turning the leaves of his book with his old hands which from excitement he could not keep still.
"Me petition the Empewo'!" exclaimed Denisov, in a voice to which he tried hard to give the old energy and fire, but which sounded like an expression of irritable impotence.
The huntsman standing in the hollow moved and loosed his borzois, and Nicholas saw a queer, short-legged red fox with a fine brush going hard across the field.
She did not wish to disappoint either Dunyasha or Natasha, but it was hard to sit still.
But in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
The young man is in prison and I expect it will go hard with him.
Press, Vasilich, press hard! she cried.
Pierre knew that Makar Alexeevich was Joseph Bazdeev's half-insane brother and a hard drinker.
"Vereshchagin was tried and condemned to death," thought Rostopchin (though the Senate had only condemned Vereshchagin to hard labor), "he was a traitor and a spy.
All that he now witnessed scarcely made an impression on him--as if his soul, making ready for a hard struggle, refused to receive impressions that might weaken it.
"Oh, he's a hard nut to crack," said one of the officers who was sitting in the shadow at the other side of the fire.
The one thing that was at first hard to bear was his feet.
I thought you needed to sleep longer because you were working so hard getting ready.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.
I find it hard to believe you wouldn't help him if you could.
His moods flipped back and forth so fast it was hard to know how he would respond to anything.
It was hard to picture him involved with anything illegal... but why?
He gave her a hard look.
He stared at her long and hard, his expression intent.
It's hard to tell exactly what happened, because the storm covered any tracks.
The big bay was breathing hard when they stopped to rest.
His lips formed a hard line and his eyes turned cold.
Fighting a band of renegade Indians isn't half as hard as lassoing this little filly.
I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.
At intervals the trees lost their icy covering, and the bulrushes and underbrush were bare; but the lake lay frozen and hard beneath the sun.
It was so hard to lose him, he was the best and kindest of friends, and I do not know what we shall do without him....
Her face is hard to describe.
Of course, it is hard for them.
It made me laugh quite hard, for I know my father is Arthur Keller.
"Oh, yes!" she replied; "because last hour I was thinking very hard of Mr. Anagnos, and then my mind,"--then changing the word--"my soul was in Athens, but my body was here in the study."
It appeared more beautiful to live low and fare hard in many respects; and though I never did so, I went far enough to please my imagination.
Nature is hard to be overcome, but she must be overcome.
John Farmer sat at his door one September evening, after a hard day's work, his mind still running on his labor more or less.
Cato says, the master of a family (patremfamilias) must have in his rustic villa "cellam oleariam, vinariam, dolia multa, uti lubeat caritatem expectare, et rei, et virtuti, et gloriae erit," that is, "an oil and wine cellar, many casks, so that it may be pleasant to expect hard times; it will be for his advantage, and virtue, and glory."
Hard green wood just cut, though I used but little of that, answered my purpose better than any other.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.
A few minutes later the eldest sister came out with a pale hard face, again biting her underlip.
Rostov, fearing to be crushed or swept into the attack on the French, galloped along the front as hard as his horse could go, but still was not in time to avoid them.
In another place the women with infants in arms met him to thank him for releasing them from hard work.
And I, you see, am hard at it.
And do you remember how we rolled hard-boiled eggs in the ballroom, and suddenly two old women began spinning round on the carpet?
"Why is it hard to imagine eternity?" said Natasha.
Sometimes he remembered how he had heard that soldiers in war when entrenched under the enemy's fire, if they have nothing to do, try hard to find some occupation the more easily to bear the danger.
Hard as it may be, I'll tell them all to hold their tongues and will hide it from the count.
It's hard, Count, hard to manage daughters in their mother's absence....
But hard as they all worked till quite late that night, they could not get everything packed.
Yes, Mamma, I tell you sincerely that these are hard and sad times for every Russian.
She knew it to be necessary, and though it was hard for her she was not vexed with these people.
I thank you all for your hard and faithful service.
It is hard for you, but still you are at home while they--you see what they have come to, said he, pointing to the prisoners.
That means a hard frost....
"Yes, in these days it would be hard to live without faith..." remarked Princess Mary.
"I don't understand your why, Count," she continued, "but it's hard for me...
I have had so little happiness in life that every loss is hard for me to bear....
He was hard alike on the lazy, the depraved, and the weak, and tried to get them expelled from the commune.
He did not allow himself either to be hard on or punish a man, or to make things easy for or reward anyone, merely because he felt inclined to do so.
It had bare deal floors and was furnished with very simple hard sofas, armchairs, tables, and chairs made by their own serf carpenters out of their own birchwood.
But why intellectual activity is considered by the historians of culture to be the cause or expression of the whole historical movement is hard to understand.
In a way, it was hard to believe it had been that long.
It's hard to explain.
Of course, there was always the possibility that she had come up with the idea of distracting Spenser, but he found that hard to believe.
Completing his appraisal, he gave her a hard look.
Hard as it was to admit, the embrace and the kiss had been comforting.
And she still found it hard to believe he was guilty.
The news out and the engagement ring twinkling on her finger, it was hard for Adrienne to keep her mind on her studies - and Brandon wasn't helping much.
You know how hard I've worked.
And yet, she had worked so hard to get where she was.
She climbed into her wagon and dropped onto the hard seat.
"Hard to tell," Bordeaux mused, still watching the retreating troop.
From this angle, it's hard to tell you from the mules.
The firelight flickered weakly; creating shadows on his face that made his expression hard to discern.
It shouldn't be hard to dig in this sand.
It was hard to believe a village could be this close and they didn't know it was there.
"I'm sure the Princess is ready to be picked," asserted Dorothy, gazing hard at the beautiful girl on the bush.
The ground was sawdust and the pebbles scattered around were hard knots from trees, worn smooth in course of time.
The top of its head was carved into a crown and the Wizard's bullet had struck it exactly in the left eye, which was a hard wooden knot.
At such times Dorothy, Zeb and the Wizard all pushed behind, and lifted the wheels over the roughest places; so they managed, by dint of hard work, to keep going.
The heads of the dragonettes were as big as barrels and covered with hard, greenish scales that glittered brightly under the light of the lanterns.
"Yes, Christopher; and it is hard work, too," answered Robert.
With much hard labor and careful management I have saved only five little silver pieces.
But sometimes it is hard to tell them apart when we don't have an offline frame of reference.
Before technology and prosperity, virtually everyone spent long hard days scraping together enough calories for themselves and their family to survive.
Cowpox was a localized condition, so fresh supplies were hard to get.
We have a hard time seeing this world without scarcity because we are firmly planted in the worldview of scarcity.
The net effect is positive, but the laid-off workers will probably have a hard time appreciating it.
I remember that in 1993 I needed a big hard drive at work and got a 1GB drive.
Now, let me pose a different question: In the vastly-more-prosperous future, what will "working hard for our money" even mean?
Somebody else—actually, a lot of somebody elses—worked really hard for a long time to build the United States and its freedoms.
And that can be hard to hear.
The proverbial "Little Timmy" will find it hard to believe that food isn't manufactured like electronics but grown like an animal.
But again, this could happen in nature, so it is hard to see how we can object to this.
This is especially unfortunate because a major crop in Africa, grain sorghum, has a somewhat indigestible protein which our bodies have a hard time metabolizing.
To think of the right to life as somehow different than a right to food is hard for me.
That is a hard truth, but a truth nonetheless.
It is hard to see how all-out war turns a profit for anyone in any scenario.
Since war historically has interrupted the flow of consumer goods, and would do so even more in our present interconnected world, preserving our hard-earned possessions provides an additional disincentive to war.
Unless one can somehow imagine NATO countries going to war with each other, such as Belgium invading the United Kingdom, it is hard to see how "world wars" could escalate outside of NATO member countries.
From those adventures, though, I did learn (the hard way) to think ahead about what could possibly go wrong.
It is hard, very hard at times; but it hasn't swamped me yet.
She led a hard life, and somewhat inhumane.
Here it is! was seen even on Prince Bagration's hard brown face with its half-closed, dull, sleepy eyes.
For the same reason they are always hard at work and in a hurry.
The old prince knew very well that he tormented his daughter and that her life was very hard, but he also knew that he could not help tormenting her and that she deserved it.
Ah, my friend, it has of late become hard for me to live.
Again everything was shrouded in hard, dry perplexity, and again with a strained frown she peered toward the world where he was.
It was hard and painful, but good, very good! said Natasha.
If Dulce hadn't chased him so hard, would he have fallen in love with her?
Considering her own feelings about Alex, and the fact that he was a lot like his father, it wasn't hard to imagine that his mother never got over Señor Medena.
The first raindrop slammed into the window so hard that she instinctively recoiled.
But Jim was ready for them, and when he saw them coming he turned his heels toward them and began kicking out as hard as he could.
Their faces were browned by the sun; their hands were hard and gnarly; their backs were bent by much heavy lifting; their clothing was in tatters.
You may come to America and be poor, but if you work hard, your children will have a better life and a better opportunity.
Today, it is hard for us to imagine what that time was like.
Are you finding it hard to fathom by now how almost everything can get cheaper and better?
But it is hard to deny the underlying need.
A more simple and natural man it would be hard to find.
The only thing that is hard for me...
The young count paid no heed to them, but, breathing hard, passed by with resolute strides and went into the house.
Hard as it was for Sonya, she watched her friend and did not let her out of her sight.
That she had not heard from Prince Andrew himself, Princess Mary attributed to his being too weak to write or to his considering the long journey too hard and too dangerous for her and his son.
She couldn't see his facial expression in the dark, so it was hard to tell if he was teasing her or not.
There was thunder and lightning; the wind blew hard; the rain poured.
His heart will be hard indeed if he can refuse his mother and his wife.
The tedium of that work is hard to conceive.
Yes, these are very hard times! said Berg.
It was hard to believe this jovial man was the same angry man she had faced earlier that night.
An instant later he suddenly backed toward the crowd of Mangaboos and kicked out his hind legs as hard as he could.
"Hard as this year which delays my happiness will be," continued Prince Andrew, "it will give you time to be sure of yourself.
It was hard to tell whether the sarcasm had gone over his head or he simply wasn't amused.
If you think about it, it is hard to come up with an exception.
The speech was not hard to learn, and Edward soon knew every word of it.
Some people will have a hard time adjusting to the new reality.
It is hard to have a Southern overseer; it is worse to have a Northern one; but worst of all when you are the slave-driver of yourself.
Just before the books came, Mr. Gilman had begun to remonstrate with Miss Sullivan on the ground that I was working too hard, and in spite of my earnest protestations, he reduced the number of my recitations.
Mr. Balcom, a promising young architect, designs it on the back of his Vitruvius, with hard pencil and ruler, and the job is let out to Dobson & Sons, stonecutters.
"For tomorrow!" said he, quickly finding the page and making a scratch from one paragraph to another with his hard nail.
"No! he can kick pretty hard with his heels, and bite a little; but Jim can't 'zactly fight," she replied.
He was dressed plainly, and, with his reddish-brown hair and mud-bespattered face, looked like a hard- working countryman just in from the backwoods.
It was hard, smooth sand, very different from the loose, sharp sand, mingled with kelp and shells, at Brewster.
There were no libraries near him, and it was hard for him to get books.
Some of you, we all know, are poor, find it hard to live, are sometimes, as it were, gasping for breath.
It's hard to know what later generations will deem to be art.