adversely affected; struck by disaster.

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Contemporary Examples of hard-hit

Historical Examples of hard-hit

  • The big man was weary, hard-hit financially, and definitely older.

    Plowing On Sunday

    Sterling North

  • A terrible drama was being enacted on the hard-hit sinking ship.

  • For a moment, Robert's hard-hit passing shot seemed to have scored.

    Manners of the Age

    Horace Brown Fyfe

  • He dashes at top speed for the only point where his hands may intercept that hard-hit ball.

    The Hill

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • Two of its reporters were mobbed in the hard-hit ward, the day after the publication of the first article.

    The Clarion

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

British Dictionary definitions for hard-hit



seriously affected or hurthard-hit by taxation
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