Except … out in the “Red States” where a hard core of true believers are living in angry “Tea-Party Denial.”
But there has been a hard core of realism to her recognition of a new opening for women.
And the hard core of war supporters tended to be Republicans, not members of the opposition party.
They are the hard core that have been guarding the building and they are expanding their activities.
Before we got one, I thought of this as a specialty appliance for hard core food/gadget freaks.
He mustered a hard core of courage in himself, but it required distinct effort.
As he worked a rhythm began pushing its way through the hard core of his mind, leavening it, making it fluid.
Pare and slice them thin, removing the hard core from the centre.
The concrete is laid in a plastic condition upon a bed of hard core, broken stone, or preferably rough concrete.
That could be; a few short bursts would knock off all the soft wood from one of those big billets and expose the hard core.
Essential and uncompromising; unmitigated: a hard-core Republican/ hard-core pornography (1951+)
Pornography that openly depicts complete sex acts: He sort of likes dirty stuff, but not real hard core (1970s+)