from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A firm, uncompromising policy or position.
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- n. A firm stance or policy on which one will not compromise
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a firm and uncompromising stance or position
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Liannan’s red hair curled around Alan’s shoulders like bloody tendrils, seeking, trying to wrap around him and bring him closer even as she sighed and melted against the hard line of his body.
Weinberger would still seek to enforce a hard line in U.S. negotiating positions, but McFarlane, sensing that Reagan favored Shultzs more accommodating approach, succeeded in tilting policy in States directionhelped in part by an interagency process that was effectively State-driven, even if nominally NSC-led.
Nadia Alper chose not to pursue this hard line of questioning.
Any attempt by the UUP to move "leftwards" (as an aside I find the designation of hard line unionism as right wing and its opposite left wing irritating and inaccurate but it is a useful shorthand) resulted in segments of unionism moving towards the DUP or else the UUP splitting and moving back rightwards.
Maybe the honest Lundies could be more hard line than the dishonest ones.
Her eyes, which were of an odd colour, a brownish-green with a hard line round the irises, regarded him with positive excitement.