Origin of hard-bitten
Examples from the Web for hard-bitten
His gift for salty language impressed even the most hard-bitten grunts.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hard-bitten conservatives might be relieved, then, to find their misgivings about the president reflected by the left as well.
Even the most hard-bitten Chicagoans have to see very good times on the horizon.
But even the most hard-bitten Chicagoans have to see very good times on the horizon.
There was a lean, hard-bitten colonel of the American liaison force in Greece.The Invaders|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There was the usual jostling crowd of hard-bitten Earth miners, and of the metal people who come to lose their loneliness.B-12's Moon Glow|Charles A. Stearns
They were armed and he knew by their hard-bitten faces that it was another party of jumpers.Silver and Gold|Dane Coolidge
There is no gainsaying that the Solomons are a hard-bitten bunch of islands.South Sea Tales|Jack London
I was going to add women, but then I thought of how hard-bitten little Alice would look beside the dream creatures I had in mind.The Night of the Long Knives|Fritz Reuter Leiber