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Origin of harsh
Examples from the Web for harshly
Kids are safer when those who risk their safety are quickly, harshly, publicly and clearly punished.Is the Pope Finally Getting Serious About The Church’s Sex Scandals?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He admits that his men kidnapped, harshly interrogated, and then killed her.‘We Killed Sushmita Banerjee’ Says Renegade Taliban Militia|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was harshly repressed during the American surge, but it was never really defeated.
The activists there—numbering about 55 or 60 by nine in the evening yesterday—were harshly critical of Obama.Obama's Presence Shields Palestinian "Anti-Settlement," For Now|Ali Gharib|March 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By viewing Zionism as racism, many Palestinians saw Israelis harshly as cruel brutes.Delegitimizing Israel Makes Peace Harder to Achieve|Gil Troy|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I see the smoke comin' up over this way, an' I thought there was the devil to pay," he said harshly.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
"I called you an atheist," returned the missionary, harshly.The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
No, you will feel for the weakness of nature; you will not judge me harshly.Godolphin, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If childhood were less cruel, or at least not harshly insensible, it might share these womanly cares.The Insect|Jules Michelet
The passenger who was nobody in particular laughed low and harshly.Heart of the West|O. Henry
Word Origin for harsh
originally of texture, "hairy," 1530s, probably from harske "rough, coarse, sour" (c.1300), a northern word of Scandinavian origin (cf. Danish and Norwegian harsk "rancid, rank"), related to Middle Low German harsch "rough, raw," German harst "a rake;" perhaps from PIE root *kars- "to scrape, scratch, rub, card" (cf. Lithuanian karsiu "to comb," Old Church Slavonic krasta, Russian korosta "to itch," Latin carduus "thistle," Sanskrit kasati "rubs, scratches"). Meaning "offensive to feelings" is from 1570s; "disagreeable, rude" from 1610s.