hard-bitten hard-bitten

Definition(s):

  • (adj) tough and callous by virtue of experience

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Tim Cole couldn't tell his own story, so his family recounted the saga to the hard-bitten Texas legislators this past spring.
  2. Robert Scott was a hard man, hard-bitten and harddriving.
  3. She had hard-bitten politicians eating out of her hand.

News

  • Scherzer's perfect start continues as Tigers beat Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Manager Jim Leyland marveled - as much as the hard-bitten veteran is capable of marveling - about Max Scherzer's 12-0 start to the season.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "They're closer to the hard-bitten, taciturn figures I grew up with in westerns and war stories," said Ennis, who hails from Northern Ireland. "Likewise, the British comics I read as a kid were generally populated with loners and outcasts,...
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Garth Ennis Source: Terre Haute Tribune Star

  2. "He had this kind of goofiness about him, a very light spirit," Bale says. "Not your hard-bitten trained soldier. He had an absolute rejection of giving up and giving in to desperation and hopelessness. He managed to behave as though this was...
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: Christian Bale Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "The last thing the census needs is for any hard-bitten partisan (either a Karl Rove or a Rahm Emanuel) to manipulate these critical numbers. Many federal funding formulas depend on them, as well as the whole fabric of federal and state...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Larry Sabato Source: FOXNews

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