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  • adj. superlative form of hardy: most hardy.


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  • Bavaria, Swabia and the Rhine; whereas the fact of ethnography is that the Prussians are an amalgamation of the best -- that is, the hardiest and most enterprising -- elements of all the German districts.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876

  • Portions of beaches from Florida to Maine where the hardiest of naturists ventured were taken over by nudes in noticeably greater numbers by the mid-1970s.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Its plants, animals -- including its people -- are some of the hardiest in the world.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Protecting Our Wild Prairies

  • Conventional wisdom holds that only the hardiest Iowans will slog to the 1,774 local caucus meetings Jan. 3, drawn from their homes by campaign volunteers, guided to the right tables by candidates' precinct captains and instructed on voting procedures by seasoned campaign operatives.

    Lean Machine in Iowa Doesn't Faze Gingrich

  • All presidential campaigns reach a point when every waking moment is an anxious one, when they consume every thought and burden every sense of the people involved in them, when they drain from even the hardiest souls any expectation of enjoyment.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • The storm's severity shocked even the hardiest stock in New England, where in a nod to the inevitable coming of spring after one of the harshest winters in recent memory, stores had put grass seed on display.

    Ferocious winter storm shocks Northeast with snow, floods

  • Months after more delicate offerings have perished on the vines, weeks after even the hardiest greens succumb to frosty weather, onions lie in wait.

    Lisa Turner: Onions in a Starring Role

  • Oh, and throughout the rain, Centre Court action was broadcast to a brolly-armoured group of Wimbledon's hardiest souls on Murray Mount.

    Digger at Wimbledon: Rain spat over Murray Mount

  • But the route it had mapped out to attain that goal took away the breath of the hardiest native, born and bred to the vicissitudes of the Northwest.

    In a Far Country

  • When they continued out past the steel diving-stage where a few of the hardiest divers disported, he muttered vexedly under his breath "damned malahinis!"



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