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Definition of Harden


  1. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.
  2. To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.
  3. To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying.
  4. To become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense.

Harden Quotations

When I'm home, I spend Sunday with my husband. If we're not cooking, we travel around in our camper, stop at fast-food restaurants, and picnic. We love that stuff that will harden your arteries in a hurry.
Dolly Parton

I think men, growing up, you have to go through some form of hardship. You've got to harden the metal.
Ice T

Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. You must dwell also on the glad remembrance of God's loving-kindness; otherwise, sadness will harden the heart and lead it more deeply into despair.
Saint Bernard

Wealth and want equally harden the human heart.
Theodore Parker

As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green.
John Thorn
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Harden Translations

harden in Dutch is harden, temperen, stalen
harden in French is durcir, endurcissez, endurcissent, endurcir
harden in Latin is congelo
harden in Spanish is endurecerse, endurecer
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