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Hard, adv. 1) ill; to bear h. == a) to resent: “who bears h. his brother's death,” H4A I, 3, 270. b) to bear ill will: “Caesar doth bear me h.” Caes. I, 2, 317. II, 1, 215. III, 1, 157. it goes h. == it is a bad thing: “when a man's servant shall play the cur with him, it goes h.” Gent. IV, 4, 2. my life, sir? how, I pray? for “that goes h.” Shr. IV, 2, 80. “the world goes h. when Clifford cannot spare his friends an oath,” H6C II, 6, 77. it will go h. with poor Antonio (== he will fare ill), Merch. III, 2, 292. H6B IV, 2, 108. it shall go hard but I will == I shall certainly: “it shall go h. but I'll prove it,” Gent. I, 1, 86. “it shall go h. but I will better the instruction,” Merch. III, 1, 75. H4B III, 2, 354. Hml. III, 4, 207. “it shall go h. if Cambio go without her,” Shr. IV, 4, 109.
2) laboriously, earnestly, with effort: “work not so h.” Tp. III, 1, 16. “my father is h. at study,” Tp. III, 1, 16 “drinking h.” Meas. IV, 3, 56. “spurred his horse so h.” LLL IV, 1, 1. “ply her h.” As III, 5, 76 and H6C III, 2, 50. “spurring h.” H4B I, 1, 36. “laboured so h.” II, 2, 32. “at your book so h.” H6C V, 6, 1. “spur your horses h.” R3 V, 3, 340. “travelled h.” Lr. II, 2, 162. II, 4, 90 (Ff travelled all the night). “woo h.” Cymb. III, 6, 70.
3) strongly, violently: “how h. true sorrow hits,” Sonn. 120, 10. “my next self thou --er hast engrossed,” 133, 6. “you are h. beset,” Gent. II, 4, 49. “knock the door h.” Err. III, 1, 58 and Rom. III, 3, 78. “how h. he fetches breath,” H4A II, 4, 579. “strikes his breast h.” H8 III, 2, 117. “pull off my boots: --er, --er,” Lr. IV, 6, 177. “deathlike dragons here affright thee h.” Per. I, 1, 29.
4) closely, tightly, fast: “holds her pulses h.” Ven. 476. “you'll kiss me h.” Wint. II, 1, 5. Oth. III, 3, 422. “he took me by the wrist and held me h.” Hml. II, 1, 87. “hug them h.” Caes. I, 2, 75. “bind him h.” Lr. III, 7, 32. Oth. III, 3, 286. “can gripe as h. as Cassibelan,” Cymb. III, 1, 41. “hold h. the breath,” H5 III, 1, 16 (== keep in).
5) close, very near: “h. at door,” Wiv. IV, 2, 111. “h. by Herne's oak,” V, 3, 14. “h. in the palm of the hand,” Err. III, 2, 123. “h. at hand,” Oth. II, 1, 268. “h. by,” Wiv. IV, 2, 40. H5 IV, 7, 91. H6B IV, 2, 121. H6C I, 2, 51. “here h. by,” Wiv. III, 3, 10. Merch. IV, 1, 145. As III, 5, 75. Tw. I, 3, 114. H4A II, 2, 79. “h. by here,” Lr. III, 2, 61. “it followed h. upon,” Hml. I, 2, 179.
6) with difficulty: “the --er matched, the greater victory,” H6C V, 1, 70. “I did full h. forbear him,” Oth. I, 2, 10.
7) heavily, slowly: “he trots h. with a young maid between the contract of her marriage and the day it is solemnized,” As III, 2, 331.
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