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  • adj. superlative form of tough: most tough.


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  • The broadcaster made a pre-tax profit of £300,000 last year in what it described as the toughest advertising market in its 28-year history, as it published its 2009 annual report today.

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  • No matter how you add it all up, Hillary Clinton says she's not dropping out of the race for what she calls the toughest job in the world.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2008

  • Obama Says Facts Support Accusation of Iranian Plot President Obama on Thursday vowed to push for what he called the "toughest sanctions" to punish Iranian officials whom he accused of complicity in a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

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  • • Hockey hero Ken Dryden, a veteran Liberal, fell to defeat at the hands of the Tories in York Centre in what he called the toughest campaign of his life. - Home Page

  • "He is one of the top lawyers in the country," Obama said, citing what he called the toughest ethics rules on how former employees can act. -

  • Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Alan Devonshire is preparing for what he describes as his toughest season in charge by re-shuffling his backroom team.

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  • After a run-through of the entire symphony Wednesday, he focused on the introduction to the last movement, which he called the toughest section.

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  • But leaving his wife, Linda, and two children Zoe, 2, and Andrew, 5, is what he described as the toughest part.

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  • Two brothers took what they call the toughest decision of their lives two weeks ago when they consented to donate the organs of their mother, Vandana Thakar. - Articles related to October 17: Mother Teresa given Nobel Peace Prize, Dalai Lama given US Congressional Medal of Honor

  • Having informed Mayor Richard Daley that she will soon be leaving his administration, City Corporation Counsel Susan Sher said Monday that she will miss what she called the toughest job she has ever held.

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