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harden
 v.  become hard or harder
Classic Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
1  Mr. Gradgrind, it will be observed, being much softened, Mr. Bounderby took particular pains to harden himself at all points.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
2  She could no longer harden and grip for her own satisfaction upon him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  His niece was deep in thought likewise, trying to harden and prepare herself against farther questioning.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  As soon as the boy begins to harden, she'll care no more for him, than for a block of wood.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  'You harden your heart against me, Rose,' urged her lover.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
6  She often told herself it was folly, before she could harden her nerves sufficiently to feel the continual discussion of the Crofts and their business no evil.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  Selden's calmness seemed rather to harden into resistance, and Miss Bart's into a surface of glittering irony, as they faced each other from the opposite corners of one of Mrs. Hatch's elephantine sofas.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
8  He shoveled black sand into an iron receptacle and pounded it tight and set it aside to harden; then it would be taken out, and molten iron poured into it.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 20
9  But somehow I couldn't seem to strike no places to harden me against him, but only the other kind.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI.
10  Jo stood aloof, meanwhile, trying to harden her heart against him, and succeeding only in primming up her face into an expression of entire disapprobation.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
11  Dr. Meade bit his lip and his jaw hardened as his face went cool again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
12  The clay had hardened, some time in this indeterminate day which had lasted a thousand years.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  A flush went over Cade's white face and Cathleen's long lashes veiled her eyes as her mouth hardened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
14  As the never-ending line went by, her heart hardened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
15  Peace had failed her and Ashley had failed her, both in the same day, and it was as if the last crevice in the shell had been sealed, the final layer hardened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence:
1  Sorrow and trouble either soften the heart or harden it.
2  Hot steel is quenched to harden it.
3  The cold might harden the butter.
4  He had turned into an embittered, hardened adult.
5  With the temprature cool, magma would be hardened into rock.
6  The ferocity of these outbreaks across the Eyre peninsula has taken the most hardened fire fighters by surprise.
7  Capable of holding 100 times its own weight in water, the structural sponge is realized by adding a hardening agent, which creates a shell on the surface.
8  Any blockage or hardening of the artery is known as vascular disease.
9  The earth hardens under the hot sun.
10  Mould the mixture into shape while hot, before it hardens.
11  This starts off as a thick gel, but then hardens into a solid matrix that binds the aggregates together.