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  • adj. superlative form of harsh: most harsh. Most severe.

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Examples

  • His crackdown on whistleblowers has been called the harshest and strictest in US history.

    Crooks and Liars

  • The rebuke, the harshest from the Chinese government since the violence last spring, contributed to the breakdown of talks between Chinese officials and envoys of the Dalai Lama that had been taking place since 2002.

    Local News from Gadsden Times

  • The freak weather, described as the harshest to hit some areas in 40 years, has affected the South Island and swept up the North Island as far as Dargaville, some 80 miles north of Auckland.

    Heavy Snow Hits New Zealand

  • The freak weather, described as the harshest to hit some areas in 40 years, has affected the South Island and swept up through the North Island as far as Dargaville in the Northland region.

    Heavy Snow Wreaking Havoc in New Zealand

  • The campaign, which activists describe as the harshest crackdown since the uprising began in March, has killed some 300 people since Monday, according to Syrian rights groups.

    Bombs Raise Stakes in Syria

  • Robbie Williams – recently most famous for not being gay and for not wanting children ever because the world is such a horrible place – checked into the Cottonwood de Tucson rehab centre in Arizona, commonly referred to as the harshest rehab facility in America, to battle his demons.

    Robbie Williams Might Rejoin Take That: His Mum

  • He unleashed what some called the harshest television ad of the campaign, showing armed U.N. soldiers taking over American polling places, accompanied by the claim that the conservative John, an Acadiana centrist in the mold of Breaux, favored such an outcome.

    USATODAY.com - Vitter avoids runoff, first Louisiana Republican to Senate

  • Nor can I think that any one can concern himself against the ripping up of the baseness of the king's murderers, even in the harshest, that is, the most proper terms, but such as have been either the relations, officers, or servants of that grand regicide, and consequently whose unlimited puritan-consciences will equally serve them to act and thrive under any government whatsoever.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

  • JUAN GONZALEZ: In Arizona, state lawmakers have approved what's being described as the harshest anti-immigrant measure in the country.

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  • Arizona lawmakers have approved what's being described as the harshest anti-immigrant measure in the country, forcing police officers to determine the immigration status of someone they suspect of being an undocumented immigrant.

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