Examples from the Web for hardness
His district, just south of Washington DC was among the hardness hit by the trembler.
When she felt his hardness,” however, “the feelings evaporated.
I portray Mecca as it really was, which means in all its hardness and brutality.
No tears rose; I was struck into hardness equal to his own, and with something added.More Pages from a Journal|Mark Rutherford
It was as if she recognized in that member of sledge-hammer size and hardness a sure defense from all harm.
Twas as if the flood of her joy had swept away all hardness and disdain.A Lady of Quality|Frances Hodgson Burnett
But he also added that, while he liked their hardness, he disliked their moderation.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
If a stone be scratched by a steel knife its hardness is below 6.