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  • And while I sewed my cheap holokus on that crazy machine, he bought land with the money — the upper Nahala lands, you know — a bit at a time, each purchase a hard-driven bargain, his face the very face of poverty.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • Colleagues and friends say the 61-year-old Mr. Akerson is a hard-driven operator who will shake up GM's sometimes staid culture and push the company toward sustained profitability.

    GM's New CEO Pushes for Results

  • On November 4, 2008, a man of African descent, Barack Hussein Obama, culminated a disciplined, creative, attention-to-detail, heavily-financed, hard-driven campaign, winning the improbable prize -- the presidency of the United States of America.

    Barack Obama Wins! Why Are Black Americans Crying?

  • Nobody knows so well as he does the difficulties which beset this hard-driven Confederacy.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Talley Beatty's once dramatically colored and hard-driven 1959 suite of dances called "The Road of the Phoebe Snow" (to the jazz of Ellington and Billy Strayhorn) was another of the season's revivals.

    Two Modern Dance Revivals

  • That is not boyish at all; that is the hard-driven, jaded literary fancy at work.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • Knight looked up and saw the vicar striding towards the house, and Mrs. Swancourt waddling beside him like a hard-driven duck.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • So what can one say but "Hats off" to its editor, Cathi Hanauer, a fellow frantic working mother who still found time to elegantly plumb the rage — but also the contradictions, vulnerabilities, and foibles — of hard-driven post-feminist women.

    A Gloom of One's Own

  • Anarchy in Taiwan, with hard-driven posts bursting with righteous energy, has been blogging on the emerging death squad/security state in the Philippines.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • In addition, the Norwegians bomb the box with hard-driven serves, and because of their size and physical play, they often get many chances on goal in the air.

    USATODAY.com - USA must match opponent's fury

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