Definition of 'hardened'
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Under his watch a young team can take shape, shedding one of the hardened pros from the past. The Sun (2016)Under his watch a young team can take shape, shedding one of the hardened pros from the past. The Sun (2016)Turning the young offenders of today into the hardened criminals of tomorrow is not the answer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Prison is the only sure way to protect the public from hardened criminals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The players enjoy playing and if anything they have become hardened to the amount of games we play. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are only preparing them for the preferential treatment awaiting them when they become hardened criminals in modern jails. The Sun (2007)This was a match for hardened, experienced pros. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They have the air of hardened road veterans and that's at the heart of their appeal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Light, youthful indie pop with enough cheeky charm to win over the most hardened cynic. The Sun (2015)It's enough to make the most hardened cynic join the hippies absorbing the cosmic vibes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If left alone, my blind spots become hardened personality traits. Christianity Today (2000)They were hardened criminals, but were not in prison. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That leaves about 20 per cent of the prison population who are hardened career criminals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals. The Sun (2016)An ex-soldier comes to the rescue when hardened criminals storm the ground on match day. The Sun (2016)This is the effect on persecuted peoples themselves, who may become hardened to the use of violence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A hardened criminal and his young accomplice escape from prison and board a freight train. The Sun (2009)After a few horrid years, investors seem to have become hardened to all but the most harrowing news. Times, Sunday Times (2010)According to the police, most crimes in this country are committed by a small number of hardened criminals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The defendant is obviously a complete and hardened criminal, so any speech to him is a waste of time. Notorious: The Maddest and Baddest Sportsmen on the Planet (2006)They are hardened cruise veterans. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One gang member said: 'He was not a hardened fighter. The Sun (2011)And, without a couple of hardened pros to help, do youngsters prevail? Times, Sunday Times (2009)I've become hardened to it, a bit like a politician. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But I'd become hardened to all that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If live rounds were sufficient to send hardened veterans of the pro-European protest movement back to their apartments, they would have done that by now. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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