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Daemon
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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hard-bitten

(adjective) Tough and callous by virtue of experience.

Synonyms: hard-boiled, pugnacious

Usage: He graduated from college a naïve idealist, but just a few years of chasing down stories had turned him into a cynical, hard-bitten journalist.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020 6:14:36 AM

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Hard-bitten in a sentence:

-His experience in several wars left him hard-bitten, cynical, and ruthless.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020 8:50:49 AM

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hard-bitten

(adjective) Tough and callous by virtue of experience.


I would think we would hear this used more often than we do.
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020 9:34:56 AM

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Ajike Omooba
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020 4:25:56 PM

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Toughened by experience.
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