hard-set

hard-set

(härd′sĕt′)
adj.
Fixed; rigid.

hard-set

adj
plagued by difficultiesset in an unyielding mannerdogged and persistent

hard-set

(ˈhɑrdˈsɛt)

adj.
1. firmly or rigidly set; fixed.
2. in a difficult position.
3. determined; obstinate.
[1400–50]
References in classic literature ?
His hard-set face had softened, and the thick crop of crisp brown curls which had been hidden by his helmet grew low upon his massive neck.
His voice, blank and forced as though he were talking through hard-set teeth, seemed to flow away on all sides into the darkness, deepening again upon the sea.
Note the shallow hard-set surface soil, the massive, poorly structured subsoil and the dispersed clay on its dry face.
Yet these "plastiglomerates," formed by the random fusion of melted plastic from our waste-laden ecosystem along with sand, coral, shells, and other flotsam and jetsam, might in time prove to be a pivotal marker of our age, hard-set evidence of the moment when the delicate balance between man and nature finally tipped.
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The authors then justify the title of the book by reflecting on the sustainability of these glorious achievements because of absence or inadequacies of efforts directed towards removing hard-set malaises impeding efficient working of the economic and social systems in the country.
A few dozen people were worshipping on Sunday mornings with all the now ubiquitous demographics and dynamics at play, with an aging populous and hard-set habits.
since his hard-set views are so rigid as to be uninfluenced by rational argument.
Glancing down at her he saw a face full of reason but hard-set and plain, framed by closely cropped hair.
With the critical distance afforded by his travels, he came to have both an appreciation and an abiding sense of frustration with respect to the hard-set traditions of his tribe.
9 Plot Geologry Australian Soil Classification (c) 8 Mudstone Sodosol C Mudstone/sandstone Sodosol 2 Mudstone Leptie Rudosol D Eroded mudstone Leptie Rudosol B Eroded mudstone Leptie Rudosol 6 Sandstone Kandosol 5 Sandstone Chromosol 12 Chromosol G1 Mudstone/sandstone Kandosol G2 Sandstone Orthic Tenosol Plot Pasture and soil surface conditions 8 High grass cover, near exclosure C Mostly bare, scalded, and hard-set 2 Mostly bare, scalded, and hard-set D Medium cover, eroded, hard surfaced B Bare areas, severely eroded hard surfaced 6 High tree litter cover 5 Medium cover 12 Medium cover G1 Grazed heavily, hard-set G2 Grazed heavily, bare areas, hard-set (A) Average total cover (standing dry matter + litter) from 1987 to 1994.
It is their attitudes toward responsibilities that make each of these three characters - even the hard-set Anton Boll - more complex than they first appear.