hard-won

hard-won

adj
acquired through effort or in spite of problems
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Translations

hard-won

[ˈhɑːdˈwʌn] ADJganado a duras penas
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hard-won

[ˌhɑːdˈwʌn] adjsudato/a
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References in classic literature ?
The Sheriff knows him: it is Arthur Donnithorne, carrying in his hand a hard-won release from death.
The weaver's hand had known the touch of hard-won money even before the palm had grown to its full breadth; for twenty years, mysterious money had stood to him as the symbol of earthly good, and the immediate object of toil.
It was "fancy starch" that robbed them of their hard-won minutes.
In the midst of my hard-won triumph I heard cheering.
I roused myself, and, after lending them a hand in hauling up their boat, I lingered yet awhile to watch them disembark a goodly assortment of the hard-won 'treasures of the deep.'
Further, romantic as he was in spirit, he was not able to free himself from the pseudo-classical mannerisms; every page of his poem abounds with the old lifeless phraseology--'the finny tribes' for 'the fishes,' 'the vapoury whiteness' for 'the snow' or 'the hard-won treasures of the year' for 'the crops.' His blank verse, too, is comparatively clumsy--padded with unnecessary words and the lines largely end-stopped.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 14 (ANI): Cherishing and safeguarding public infrastructure is to secure another aspect of hard-won freedom, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday and noted that stopping a person from throwing stone at the public property is "not just a matter of obeying laws, it is of answering to an inner conscience".
We all benefit from their hard-won contributions to protect the integrity and beauty of these island ecosystems.
So it is welcome to hear the Government will today back an amendment by Labour MPs to stop any loosening of hard-won protections.
Summary: A hard-won cease-fire in Yemen's Hodeida will collapse if rebel violations persist and the United Nations does not intervene, the Arab military coalition backing the government warned Wednesday.
NVM's global cloud telephony platform is an intelligent, multi-tenant contact center and inside sales solution that joins up all communications channels and plugs straight into an organization's CRM software for full access to hard-won data.
At a forum hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on Friday, the Defense chief revealed a few details that transpired before the hard-won ruling on the maritime case filed by the Philippines against China.