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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of harden.
- adj. Unfeeling or lacking emotion due to experience; callous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made hard, or harder, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice.
- adj. Rendered resistant to the effects of nearby explosions.
- adj. Experienced and inured to hardship.
- adj. Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and unlikely to change. Usually used only of behavior perceived negatively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
- adj. converted to solid form (as concrete)
- adj. used of persons; emotionally hardened
- adj. made tough by habitual exposure
- adj. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
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He sniffed, and as Hap watched, his expression hardened once more.
His expression hardened as he leaned over to unlace his boot.
Then her expression hardened and she strode after Fandral as if about to rush off to war.
His expression hardened when he spotted Adam, but just as quickly as his scowl appeared, it was replaced by a smile.
Playfair frowned and his expression hardened just a mite.
Her expression hardened and she fixed the white cat with a cold stare.
His expression hardened to that ruthless one she knew he reserved for the criminals.
Something startlingly like compassion flickered across his dark features, but when he looked away, his expression hardened quickly again.
He took another look at her temple and his expression hardened.
It was just a millisecond, but he caught it anyway, and his expression hardened.