How to use Hard in a sentence
I can see why Alex fell so hard for you.
It was hard to tell.
Don't be too hard on Howard.
It was hard to say.
Even the ambulance siren was hard to hear.Advertisement
I am working very hard just now.
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.
It was hard to explain how her beauty was different than so many others, but it was.
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I find it hard to realize that Christmas is almost here, in spite of the fact that Helen talks about nothing else.
What's better than a little beef after a hard day's hike.
It's hard to explain.
I learned the hard way.
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Ugh, how hard it is!
She was having a hard time of it, but she was breathing.
It was raining very hard and he had a very large umbrella to keep off the rain-drops.
It was hard to believe he didn't know.
I pondered the meaning long and hard.Advertisement
His gaze was hard, and she felt him flex his power again.
Rhyn set the cup down and sat back, gazing at her hard.
His response was a strike hard enough to jar her to the bone when she blocked it.
Any time you can move data storage from brains to hard drives, you get vast improvements in efficiency.
But I try hard not to be discouraged.Advertisement
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.
He was sent for trial and condemned to hard labor, I believe.
I think you've been working too hard lately.
Other sessions were tried earlier but when Howie couldn't sleep, Quinn accused him of not working hard enough Martha said.
She loved his scent, the feel of his hard, warm body against hers.Advertisement
Dusty stared hard at the wall.
It was hard with the scenes she showed him flickering in front of him.
When the conversation was over, Betsy hugged me, long and hard.
When these guys want something, they work real hard to get it and they have lots of toys at their disposal.
Her chin trembled as guilt flowed over her and she swallowed hard, nodding.Advertisement
If you listen really hard to what his body tells you, you can save him.
Rain splattered hard against his windows, drawing his gaze to the windows.
She hung, helpless and exhausted, stuck in the in-between place until the pain of her head hitting something hard jarred her into consciousness.
The lackey tossed her onto a hard couch in the rear of the house opposite a closed patio door.
She couldn't run, couldn't move and she tried hard to convince herself to pass out as the garage door was wrenched open.Advertisement
But he stopped, a twinge of something akin to regret filtering through the hard layers protecting his emotions.
After all, that spark was why he fought so hard, so humans didn't turn into someone like him.
She nodded, trying hard to recover from the latest surprise.
Cynthia crossed over to her husband, took his face in her hands and kissed him, hard on the lips.
She turned abruptly and pulling my head with one hand, kissed me hard on the mouth while her other hand groped between my legs!Advertisement
It's been hard for him this past year.
He turned around and hugged her hard.
Both breathed hard, and she noticed a red slash across Darian's face.
She'd never seen anyone cry as hard as he did.
I didn't know how hard it was.Advertisement
He was breathing hard.
Sofi watched him go and swallowed hard.
It's really hard to deal with all the bad stuff sometimes.
You shouldn't be so hard on yourself.
Of all the coddling he'd accused Sofi and Bianca of doing, he'd been working hard to protect Darian from anything that might force him to grow into his powers.
Her healing magic zapped him hard enough almost to right his head.
He strode by her and slapped her on the back of the head, hard.
Talon shoved her back into the valley with a snarled threat under his breath, and she hurried out of the trough again, breathing hard by the time she'd clambered twenty feet to the top.
His light was off, a sign he'd been sleeping too hard to notice someone come in.
She concentrated as hard as she could, listening for his body to speak to her.
Talon went down hard.
Darian staggered, dropped her, and landed hard on his backside.
She flung herself into his arms, gratified when he squeezed her hard.
While it was hard to tell his height when he was seated, he looked to be Sean's size, well over six feet tall.
He wasn't sure what he expected—maybe a cold, hard Medusa—but the young woman Sean indicated was nothing like that.
Pacing in her room, she tried hard not to think of what her father was capable of doing to someone he thought was a threat to her.
Her father was hard to read and often unapproachable, but he cared for her in his own special way.
He landed on the hard ground with a curse and darted to his feet, chasing her down again.
Jule was knocked off his feet by a hard blow but got back up, beckoning to the other creature with a look of confidence out of place for his bloodied face.
She chewed on her lip, thinking hard.
I find that hard to believe.
Yully swallowed hard and steadied herself.
Push hard, and shoot me up, he instructed, though his voice was ragged.
She did as he said and pressed hard on the arrow wound until the bleeding slowed.
Jule tried hard to follow the conversation.
He just has a hard time controlling his temper, and I don't pay him enough respect.
I know this is hard on you, but you'll soon see where you belong in this mess.
The kid was hard to read, and she guessed his anger had more to do with his struggle to understand his new role than the vamps who clearly had no respect for him.
She concentrated hard, her eyes on the plate across the parlor.
Yully's eyes closed, and she focused hard on feeling something other than Jule, whose presence still lingered in her body.
She didn't know what Xander was, but he'd said one thing that struck her hard.
But it didn't, did it, he said slowly, thinking hard.
Realization of exactly what he'd asked for made Jule breathe out hard.
She shoved him away, landing hard on her backside while he careened into the bathroom wall.
She landed hard on a cold floor.
He smiled faintly, knowing how hard it was to rile up his trusted Guardian.
His chiseled features were unreadable and hard.
If so, what would hard water do to a person?
Damian met his gaze, and they sat in the kitchen, bloodied and breathing hard as they recovered.
She swallowed hard and nodded, struggling to control the strange sense of desire bubbling uncontrolled within her.
She shoved against him as hard as she could, knowing when he released her it was because he wanted to.
She approached and knelt a safe distance from him, trying hard to see into the darkness of the corner.
There was a time when he didn't care who he slept with, when he was hard at the sight of any woman who would take him to bed.
And I learned the hard way.
She swallowed hard and held out her hand to another woman in red.
She swallowed hard, uncomfortable with playing the role of judge and jury.
You know how hard it was for her to tell you that? his closest friend snapped.
He'd not had to work too hard for confessions in the past thousand years, not after word of his cold, methodological skills leaked to the Guardians.
Sofia felt Rainy's hard gaze but avoided his heated look.
Shadows crawled over the world around her, and the tension in the air made it hard to breathe.
He spent the night deep in thought, forcing himself to face the dark memories he'd tried so hard to bury.
He's the best in my sphere of command, though Han's shoes are hard to fill.
The sense of danger jarred her, and she sat up straight, heart pounding hard.
Her heart beat so hard, she could barely make out his response.
She hung up the phone, gripped the steering wheel hard and drove.
Sofia swallowed hard at the sight of so many vamps milling around.
Two had never heard kiri cry so hard.
Dustin braked hard and swung his leg over the handlebars.
Jule embraced her, hugging her hard.
He closed his eyes, his jaw clenched hard enough for the muscles to tick.
She shivered, not wanting to imagine what Darkyn was capable of or how hard it might be to outmaneuver him to leave Hell.
She was trying hard to keep her fear away so she could figure out this new world.
She swallowed hard, willing herself to remember that she was meant for Gabriel, even if it was Darkyn's name on her back.
She was fighting a fever, one that made it hard for her to focus.
Mesmerized by the sensations, her confusion and his direct gaze, she had to concentrate hard to register what he said.
Deidre found herself leaning into his solid frame without resistance, entranced by the combination of his hot, hard body and cool fire on her swimming senses.
Overwhelmed by the pleasure, Deidre bit him hard enough that she tasted him.
He whispered words she wasn't able to make out then bit her again, this time hard enough for the pain to piece her dreamlike stage.
He rested on top of her, breathing hard, as he pressed her into the bed.
If his touch was hard to resist last night, it was crippling today.
She wrenched free of his hold and pushed him hard enough to slide out from between him and the wall.
She was trying hard not to run.
He was too hard and cold to offer much in that way, but he spoke the truth softly and then kissed her hungrily.
He grabbed her hips, kissing her hard and leaving her breathless.
She swallowed hard and nodded.
Deidre's heart beat hard.
The dealer slapped her hard enough to daze her.
It was hard enough for her to stand before him, knowing they could've been together.
Darkyn kissed her, hot, hard and demanding.
He was thinking hard about it.
His warmth was comforting, his hard body her home.
The pain melted into hot pleasure once again, and she closed her eyes as he fed long and hard.
She searched his hard face, unable to read him.
It was hard to imagine something that fed off depravity wanted peace.
She whirled and slapped him hard.
Deidre pulled his head to hers and kissed him long and hard.
When he was finished, he pulled her into his body and bit her hard.
Deidre swallowed hard and nodded, reining in her panic.
According to the brief phone call, the ten-year-old girl's natural mother, another loser like faux foster mother Janet, had been recently discharged to a halfway house after doing hard time in the state's Cañon City facility.
I tried really hard.
It's hard to say there's no connection with the bones until we're sure there is a third Dawkins, who he or she is, and what the suit is all about.
Probably because I never tried very hard to be otherwise.
The sound echos out here so it's hard to tell.
There's so many, it's hard to say!
Dean tried hard to exclude Jennifer Radisson from consideration as a malefactor, although he reluctantly admitted his sole reason to pass on her as a suspect was his belief in her story.
Much as we believe he's culpable, we don't have any hard evidence.
Her hand shot out before Dean could see it, slapping him across the face so hard four finger prints glowed in red on his cheek.
It's hard to tell.
It's hard to judge a guy by teenage love letters.
You call this hard time?
If something even more untoward than what the scene implied had actually occurred last evening, Dean would find himself squeezed between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
He just slugged me again, really hard, in the belly.
If that were the case, why did someone try so hard to cover up his identity?
He was happy to sit on the sidelines and wait for those hard lessons to start.
Pleased with herself, she began to think being human wasn't going to be so hard.
Lying was hard as a mortal.
He crossed his arms, dark gaze hard, towering in the bedroom that suddenly felt too small for her.
Deidre swallowed hard, wanting to chase after him but unsettled by his anger and the changes in him.
It was hard for him to remain detached around the beautiful woman with silver-white hair.
She was trying hard to control her expression and the flush moving up her features.
Unable to sleep, Deidre paced, trying hard to shake the sensations clouding her head.
I need you to concentrate hard.
She drew a deep breath and thought hard.
It's a hard line for me to walk.
Deidre swallowed hard, images from her nightmares returning.
It can't be that hard.
At other times, it didn't, because her own emotions were too hard for her to control.
He tried hard not to think about his soul being kicked around in the underworld.
As hard as it was to believe, she looked great.
The words were hard for him to hear.
Deidre thought hard about how to respond.
Darkyn's mate was looking at her hard.
She nodded and started breathing hard and fast, panicking.
It was going to be hard, maybe even harder than finding his soul in the underworld, but the opportunity was theirs for the taking.
Something about the woman looked familiar, but it was hard to identify her from behind.
It was hard to tell if the visitor was unwelcome, as he always maintained a professional tone when talking to customers or strangers.
It was hard to believe Josh left Lori out of his will completely.
It can't be all that hard.
It was hard to tell whether she would go through with contesting the will, or if she even could after so long.
In spite of her extra pounds and gray hair, it was hard to believe Mums was in her late 60's.
Her mouth was so dry it was hard to speak, but she managed.
She put the heel of her hand on the place where blood was coming out and used her other hand to press down hard.
Watching her, it was hard to tell how much was theatrics and how much was real.
It was hard to believe Lori would be behind this latest attack.
It was still hard to believe that Alex wouldn't mention a father.
It was hard to say whether she would visit Alex, or whether he would even know who she was.
Maybe her "hard to get" act wasn't working, so she was trying something a little more direct.
It was hard to believe he didn't understand the source of her distress, and yet he acted as though he was baffled.
In the dim light it was hard to tell what his expression was.
Every since he came home from the hospital he slept fitfully and was hard to wake.
I tasted blood and it was hard to breath.
Maybe because I was trying so hard and consciously trying to make it happen.
Reaching her hand into the next nest box, a hen pecked it hard.
Whether it was the personality or the fact that she was entering another stage was hard to tell.
She swallowed hard and gazed at the charts on the wall.
It was hard to imagine she had a tumor in her brain the half the size of her fist.
He looked at her hard.
It'd be hard to spot the shape-shifter demon posing as Logan with his face shredded.
Hard to get a soul that way.
Gabe threw his head back, breathing hard and sweating.
He pulled off his sweater then dropped back onto the sparring mat, focusing hard on calming himself down.
She'd laughed hard when he murmured to her about famous last words.
A status check on their relationship, the one he hadn't told her he couldn't have, because he was trapped into mating with a formerly sadistic psychopath-turned-human he was trying hard not to kill.
She snatched her purse and fled out the front door, running as hard as she could down the driveway.
Unable to process what was before her, Deidre closed the door and swallowed hard.
She shook too hard to pull her phone free from her pocket and call for help.
They hit the ground hard.
She shook too hard to resist.
Falling thirty stories onto the hard sand of the Sanctuary did nothing to help.
That's all that concerns me, he replied in a hard tone.
It's hard to sleep in a forest that's not …alive.
You know how hard it is to track down everyone one-by-one to relay orders?
Pensive, he swallowed hard and finally admitted that he didn't want her to be his by obligation, the way he'd been enslaved to past-Deidre.
The sense of being overwhelmed made Deidre grip the coffee mug hard.
She swallowed hard at the question, panic fluttering through her.
She tried hard to convince herself that she was misreading Wynn.
She swallowed hard and looked into his dark eyes again.
Terrified she'd find him in the tub, nothing more than a pile of bones, she pushed herself away from the wall and focused hard on calling a portal.
A hard slap accompanied her words.
She swallowed hard, not wanting to break down in front of them.
No wonder Gabe hated her one day and tried hard to tolerate her the next.
Focusing hard on Wynn, she willed the portal to appear.
Deidre saw Katie swallow hard before she nodded.
You'll find it hard to kill yourself when I'm the one who determines who lives and dies.
After a week of knowing him, she already had to concentrate hard to resist leaning into him whenever he was around.
It was hard to remind herself she'd done absolutely nothing to earn it in this life.
Hard to keep track of what's going on.
She was breathing hard; it was all she heard.
Instead, she was working hard to convince herself she really did want to walk away.
He stood and stepped back, breathing hard from his swim.
She willed herself not to laugh at his joke, but it was hard.
It was hard to ignore him when he was only a few feet away.
Deidre looked at him hard for a moment then shook her head and gripped her wine, padding into the living area.
His voice was hard.
You didn't try as hard to cure me? she asked, perplexed.
Her hands were shaking too hard for the wine.
She was trying hard to push away the gathering emotions that told her Wynn was not the man she wanted, needed him to be.
You drive a hard bargain, but I agree.
Swallowing hard, Deidre followed.
She thought hard about all she'd learned since arriving to Hell.
Wired, emotional energy made it hard to concentrate as she listened.
The restriction smacked him hard, as he'd been ready to drag Rhyn out of Hell as soon as Death was gone.
Rhyn stared hard into Gabriel's dark corner and shook his head.
She looked at him hard, unable to recall anything at all about the kid.
Kris looked at him hard.
Any other day, she'd have stared at his hard body and the way his jeans hugged his muscular thighs and the round globes of his backside, or the T-shirt that fit so well.
His friend and lover searched his face hard, then rose and stalked out.
She saw the white of his knuckles as he gripped her shoe hard and sensed she was pushing a wild animal.
The door didn't even flinch as she beat her fists against it as hard as she could.
A hood went over her head, and she was flung across someone's shoulder hard enough to make her ribs flare with pain.
Though she tried hard not to fear death, she wondered what kind of creature was capable of breaking through bars made of materials she'd never before seen and held in place with some sort of magic.
He gripped her wrist hard, lowering his head.
Sasha was not a hard creature to understand.
Rhyn smashed his cell hard enough for the walls to shudder.
Surely she could punch him hard enough to knock him out.
She waited for him to face her then punched him as hard as she could in the nose.
She pulled hard on the rope, feeling some give, then tautness as the anchor lodged itself between unmovable objects.
He pulled her away from the wall and backhanded her hard enough for her to feel nauseous.
Swallowing hard, she tilted her head to one side in a display she hoped he took to be an apology.
Fury at her situation rose hard and fast.
His gaze lingered on her, as if he smelled her perfume and was trying hard to identify it.
She rested fully against him, shaking too hard to stay on her feet.
She rose, trying hard not to look or touch anything.
It's hard to explain to an Outsider.
It was hard to reconcile the man before her with the creature that tore apart bodies like meat in a blender.
He gripped her arm hard and stepped in front of her, his size sending a tremor of unease through her.
Might come off if you scrub hard enough.
His erection pressed hard against her backside, and tears slid down her face.
She willed herself there, concentrating hard to keep from losing the connection.
She pushed herself up despite his grip, staring at him hard.
The strange spell left her breathing hard and confused as to whether she'd had a heart attack or worse.
He looked at her hard, then slung her over his shoulder in one smooth movement.
A'Ran stared at her hard, surprised.
She concentrated hard, intent on distracting herself as well as learning something new.
She tried hard not to stare at the men.
He looked at the younger woman hard, and Talal apologized quietly.
She wished hard she could talk to Evelyn as she had in her dream last night and ask her what to do.
Ne'Rin lingered, his hard gaze on Kiera.
Kiera bowed her head as she'd seen the sisters do, trying hard not to look guilty like she'd overheard his conversation.
A'Ran said nothing, though he clenched the arms of his chair hard enough for his knuckles to turn white.
She blocked clumsily at first but ordered herself not to look weak in front of such a man and focused hard.
She couldn't register his words and tried hard to focus.
By the time she returned to the starting position, she was sweating and breathing hard.
She looked at him hard.
His opponent faltered, and A'Ran smashed him to the ground hard.
Nishani was concentrating too hard to notice him when he entered.
Kiera went, looking back once to see Mansr staring hard after her.
His words struck A'Ran hard.
A'Ran absorbed her words, which fell hard upon his ears.
She definitely didn't expect the decision to be so hard.
At the least, she could help him battle plan while she thought hard about what to do with her life.
Caught between consciousness and darkness, she hung limply for a long time, until the man holding her flung her onto a hard floor.
Swearing at him, she stared hard at the configuration panels.
The strange sound continued for several minutes, and she trembled, trying hard not to think of what happened if she made it unscathed to the planet's surface.
He looked hard at Mansr, who chuckled.
It was packed with warriors facing a screen with A'Ran's calm, hard image displayed.
His position didn't change even when they were alone, his gaze direct and hard.
He appeared hard and strong as usual.
She was getting used to the hard stares the warriors gave her, the only indication of their surprise at her candidness.
She fell hard on her backside and saw her attacker's headless body land beside her.
Kiera asked, trying hard to control the anger building within her.
She sat across from Evelyn, who continued to give her the odd look, and clasped her hands together hard to keep them from shaking as they took off.
Evelyn looked at her hard again but said nothing.
It was hard to trust Jetr when he seemed so … squirrelly.
Jetr stepped beside her, and Mison looked hard at her.
Well, you gave me such a hard time when I didn't get you a Christmas card, until the day after, I figured I'd stock up.
If I see a ghost and it gives me a hard time, I'll pull my gun and send it packing!
You get into mixed rock and ice and there's often snow to clear away to get to a hard surface.
Some of those ads are a chuckle but it's hard work.
She must have fallen on hard times to have been forced into the life she ended up leading.
He owed Fred a "gotcha" after the hard time he'd given the old man about his electronic sales adventures.
All he knew now was his bare feet were cold, standing on the hard wood floor at the perimeter of the carpet in the death room.
I might could buy the Annie Quincy look-alike scenario but to me, it's a hard sell to do something horrible like strangling yourself when you have a bottle of perfectly good sleeping pills a hand's reach away.
Apparently mom, before assigned to hard time in Cañon City, had dragged the poor child over most of Colorado and the West.
They had been in New England for a mere three months, but Sarah had fallen fast and hard for Connor.
Claudia swallowed hard and whispered, "Oh yes."
He truly lost himself in music and the hard mask of self-control gave way to softening features.
You really work hard at pissing people off, don't you?
Now pleasing people, that's hard.
It hit him so hard, he guessed, because she had no cover-up scent on.
I don't know about forever, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better view.
There were exotic cheeses, a crusty baguette, hard salami and melon wrapped in prosciutto.
Let me see if I can make sense of this for you… I have been fighting very hard to keep my feelings in check so as not to scare you away.
He met her eyes, then closed his and swallowed hard, fighting back tears.
It's not all that hard.
Because you are so hard on yourself.
She grabbed his hands and squeezed so hard he almost fell to his knees.
Elisabeth continued toward Victor, met him face to face, and growled, "Are we going to do this the easy way or the hard way?"
With a husky breath, she dropped to his lap, dove both hands into his hair and pulled his head back, planting a hard kiss on his lips.
They will be the hard sell.
It was hard to imagine Katie conducting her life without the help of others.
That shouldn't be hard to find.
Never having met Alex or any other members of the family besides their Aunt Polly, it was hard to guess.
You're tired because you work too hard.
Of all the hard headed, vain...
He shook her so hard that her head throbbed.
It was a mean thing to say, especially since he had been working so hard to help.
Carmen woke to a dim light shinning through her bedroom window - only the window was in the wrong place - and the bed was hard.
I've heard a few women claim they believed that, but it's a little hard to believe, in this day.
All I know is, I have doubts - and marriage is going to be hard enough with no doubts.
See, that wasn't so hard.
It would be hard enough to get him on his rug once she had him in the barn.
Why was it so hard for her?
Comfortable as the position was, it was hard to relax.
Sometimes it's kind of hard to figure you out, though.
Its nails clicked on the hard flooring.
Brady eyed his friend, who tried hard not to smile.
The people credited the PMF with saving them from the elite's Civil War while the elites tried hard to stamp out the PMF's existence.
Don't try too hard.