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Won, achieved, or contested with vigorous effort.‘after a hard-fought match, the game ended in a scoreless tie’‘hard-fought victories’
- ‘We acknowledge the need to pursue the still unrealized vision for racial justice, while gratefully recognizing hard-fought victories.’
- ‘The union's internal power struggles were thrown into sharp relief, following a hard-fought contest for the post of president.’
- ‘Many of these draws were hard-fought attempts to win, ingeniously thwarted.’
- ‘It was a hard-fought, day-long battle with heavy losses on both sides.’
- ‘It tells the tale of a long march from the Nile to the Alps over three thousand hard-fought miles.’
- ‘Three of these hard-fought losses came against nationally ranked teams.’
- ‘Each game was very hard-fought, the toughest tournament ever, perhaps.’
- ‘The question whether grandparents should be able to insist on visitation over the objections of their children has been hard-fought on both sides.’
- ‘This has been a hard-fought election, a healthy contest for American democracy.’
- ‘Nevertheless, they eventually turned the land war into a hard-fought contest rather than a rout.’
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