hard-fought hard-fought

Definition(s):

  • (adj) requiring great effort

Usage(s):

  1. The long hard-fought Presidential campaigns were marked by vast stretches of downtime, like this moment of respite enjoyed by Cindy McCain in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas.
  2. A long, hard-fought campaign against brutal treatment of mental patients is finally winning.
  3. It's a case of the hard-fought right to free expression banging up against Muslims' conviction that states ought to punish anyone who insults the Prophet.

News

  1. Water polo: A hard-fought loss

    Pasadena High School’s girls water polo team held on for a hard-fought 4-3 overtime win over Nipomo High in a defensive battle Tuesday during a CIF Southern Section Division 5 wild card game.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Adobe Press

  2. Yukon prepares to ‘Re-light the Mill’

    YUKON, Okla.– After months of fundraisers and hard-fought battles, a local group will celebrate a staple of the Yukon community...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4

  3. Torrey Pines High School Lady Falcon Softball Team takes Division 1 Softball Championship

    The hard-fought battle took place at UCSD with the Palomar League Co-champion Falcons scoring in the first inning and holding onto that lead for 7 complete innings.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Del Mar Times

Quotes

  1. "I want to thank the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together around a hard-fought compromise that will save or create more than 3.5 million jobs and get our economy back on track," Obama said in a statement.
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "It would have been the same way if I had won and Barack was here supporting the unity of the party," Clinton said. "This was a hard-fought campaign and there was a lot of intensity and passion associated with it in part because of the...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  3. "Any further drawdown will be based on conditions on the ground and the recommendations of our commanders and they must not jeopardize the hard-fought gains our troops and civilians have made over the past year," Mr. Bush said.
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Voice of America

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