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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of harshen.


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  • Well, there were stories that treatment at Gitmo harshened after Obama took office.

    It Was Against The Law | ATTACKERMAN

  • I thought the reports were that the treatment harshened after Obama was elected…and then continued for a few weeks after his inauguration.

    It Was Against The Law | ATTACKERMAN

  • Apparently Mr. Derr feels that Mr. Milan has both simplified and harshened dog training with his "cookie cutter approach" which is "designed to correct the problems resulting from a failure of the human to be the pack leader and to dominate the dog completely".

    Merrill Markoe: Weighing in on Dog Whisperer Controversy

  • The political climate harshened in the late 1920s, as Mussolini sought a rapprochement with the most powerful conservative force in the country: the Vatican.


  • His brow was wrinkled now; his features harshened; the scar upon his face, and the slight distortion which accompanied it, was hidden by a bushy beard from all but himself; and he never forgot it for a day, nor forgot who had given it to him.

    Westward Ho!

  • Mr. Guilfogle was essentially an honest fellow, harshened by The Job; a well-satisfied victim, with the imagination clean gone out of him, so that he took follow-up letters and the celerity of office-boys as the only serious things in the world.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • A faint bitter edge harshened his tone and then he buried his mouth with sensual force in the extended length of her throat.

    The Arabian Mistress

  • It did not matter that her clothes were dirty and torn, her complexion harshened and her lips chapped.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • "We'd better hope the curse takes only her!" said an age-harshened voice.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • "No you won't," the voice, from the doorway to the sleeping chamber, was at once both uncertain and much harshened by weakness.

    A Case Of Conscience


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