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Harshly or unfairly treated:‘she would be justified in feeling hard done by’
- ‘He seems, most of the time, like a man born to be hard done by.’
- ‘Faced with the complex task of establishing which party is telling the truth, family court judges tend to defer to the mother, leaving fathers feeling hard done by and resentful.’
- ‘These articles paint a picture of a poor retired couple that have been very hard done by and are in need of protection from neighbours.’
- ‘By all accounts, the Scotland squad is feeling a little hard done by, and to a certain extent, you can understand why.’
- ‘Several other players can feel hard done by to not make the shortlist but, after such a fine team performance, picking three players out was a near-impossible task.’
- ‘However, they still have cause to feel a little hard done by.’
- ‘Some people are going to feel hard done by, and speaking to them, they have very convincing arguments.’
- ‘Annie sees herself as permanently hard done by.’
- ‘‘I'm fed up feeling hard done by because we have only ourselves to blame,’ said Williamson.’
- ‘I don't think Dad ever complained he'd been hard done by.’
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