hard-line hard-line

Definition(s):

  • (adj) firm and uncompromising

Usage(s):

  1. In opposing Bush's hard-line policy, the Democratic candidate has challenged a golden rule of Florida politics.
  2. Fighting erupted after a visit by Israeli hard-line politician Ariel Sharon to the site, considered sacred by Muslims, Christians and Jews.
  3. Some in the South believe Lee has to change his hard-line stand to reduce the rising tensions.

News

  1. Berkeley: Free football camp aims to keep kids off the street

    Volunteer coach Todd Walker has been leading a summer camp for at-risk youth at San Pablo Park for the past 10 years. For the older and more difficult kids, he sometimes employs a hard-line approach to try to keep them on the right track.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Oakland Tribune

  2. Iranian Women: New President Could Bring More Restrictions

    Women's rights advocates say they are nervous Iran's next president might continue or even add to the hard-line policies of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Several of them shared their thoughts as Iranians prepare to vote Friday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. East Brady reconsiders well stance

    EAST BRADY - Backing off from a hard-line prohibition on geothermal heating and cooling wells in East Brady, borough leaders last week appeared willing to allow some wells to be drilled - as long as they are not in the town's source water protection zone.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Leader-Vindicator

Quotes

  1. He said Bush, asked recently about his Cuba policy, replied: "I'm a hard-line president and I'm waiting for Castro to die."
    on May 30, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ABC Online

  2. "US hard-line conservative forces have been provoking us and have deliberately aggravated the tension on the Korean peninsula with reckless military modernization plans behind the scenes of the six-party talks," Kim Yong Nam said, referring to...
    on Dec 31, 2007 By: Kim Yong Nam Source: Westmount Examiner

  3. "It is still my hope that they will reconsider this hard-line position and cooperate with our investigation so that we can get to the bottom of this matter," Conyers, D-Mich., said in a statement after being told again by their attorneys that...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: John Conyers Source: Guardian Unlimited

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