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  • adj. superlative form of hard-won: most hard-won.

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Examples

  • I just smile to myself, remembering my hardest-won lesson: that accepting my vulnerability was the only path toward feeling safe.

    Falling Apart in One Piece

  • We asked 16 photographers to share their hardest-won images and the wild, sometimes foolish, and invariably bold adventures behind them.

    random musings of a child of the '80s

  • The hardest-won point for me would have probably been the first one, dragging that thirteen-pound turkey across state lines on my back.

    Thanksgiving ‘08: Cathy vs. Tradition

  • Final exams have come and gone this year at the University of Michigan, but the school's hardest-won passing grade didn't arrive until last week.

    'Race Still Matters'

  • Two more S.O.S. calls went up before dinner-time, but a day of tremendous heavy fighting ended with our men in glorious possession of some of the hardest-won ground in the history of the Division.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • Lord Methuen, in congratulating the troops upon their achievement, spoke of 'the hardest-won victory in our annals of war,' and some such phrase was used in his official despatch.

    The Great Boer War

  • WITH A FLICK of his pen, President Barack Obama finally laid to rest Freud's most famous question and iterated one of man's hardest-won lessons: Women want what women want.

    Daily News-Record

  • With a flick of his pen, President Barack Obama finally laid to rest Freud's most famous question and iterated one of man's hardest-won lessons: Women want what women want.

    detnews.com - Nation-World

  • WASHINGTON - With a flick of his pen, President Barack Obama finally laid to rest Freud's most famous question and iterated one of man's hardest-won lessons: Women want what women want.

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  • The woman heading the Women's Resource Centre (WRC) is remarkably upbeat for someone who admits she is watching many of her hardest-won victories systematically dismantled before her eyes.

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