hard-set

[ hahrd-set ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈsɛt /
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adjective

firmly or rigidly set; fixed: a hard-set smile.
in a difficult position: The troops were hard-set before their supplies came.
determined; obstinate.

Origin of hard-set

1400–50; late Middle English harde set
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