American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Inclined to hold a position; severe: "In those magazine pieces the children were splendidly self-willed, hard-edged, perverse, indomitable” ( Alice Munro).
“Again, the opposition to this hard-edged policy was fierce.”
“The colorful and hard-edged Emanuel was replaced by interim chief of staff Pete Rouse, a low-key, behind the scenes troubleshooter who prefers to operate out of the spotlight.”
“Her flat, hard-edged, single-color rectangles cite European Modernism, and her gestural brushstrokes nod to Asian calligraphy.”
“For over 15 years, Alice has worked in the industry in everything from parenting columns for Sesame Street online to hard-edged news features for Salon. com to travel pieces for inflight magazines.”
“From the first pages of this sophisticated novel for young adults, we are immersed in the scrappy, wisecracking, hard-edged world of 1950s Manhattan.”
“She wished she dared ask, but the hard-edged lines of his face forestalled questions.”
“From his inner-city viewpoint Scott-Heron took the news of the day and spun it into hard-edged social commentary on issues as diverse as apartheid and nuclear energy.”
“The three "ganged up" on Emanuel about his "hard-edged management style," according to the Tribune.”
“He builds his flat, hard-edged stripes and elongated triangles through the application of numerous translucent layers, culminating in bold patterns of astringent colors that seem to advance toward the viewer, but which at the same time feel milk-softened, held at a filtered distance.”
“But during a 90-minute interview, he also displays the sharp humor and bursts of emotion typical of his hard-edged, often pure-hearted characters.”
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