The actual link between the use of harsh interrogation techniques and the capture of Osama bin Laden is a matter of deep dispute.
It's normal, if harsh, for countries to put their own interests before those of refugees.
It was, instead, the triumph of a strategy of popular non-violent resistance over the harsh realities of Israeli occupation.
Of these harsh realities the occupiers of Wall Street seem blissfully unaware.
OK, this is going to be a harsh transition back to Rayon, but did you ever go out on the town in drag?
Poetry, too; harsh and grim poetry, often, but the real thing.
The Inspector's harsh voice brought out the words boastfully.
Over her harsh, positive features fell a sort of transforming veil.
His dreams were all of escape from this grinding, harsh farm.
But the poor creature looked miserable and unhappy, and I could not be harsh toward her.
originally of texture, "hairy," 1530s, probably from harske "rough, coarse, sour" (c.1300), a northern word of Scandinavian origin (cf. Danish and Norwegian harsk "rancid, rank"), related to Middle Low German harsch "rough, raw," German harst "a rake;" perhaps from PIE root *kars- "to scrape, scratch, rub, card" (cf. Lithuanian karsiu "to comb," Old Church Slavonic krasta, Russian korosta "to itch," Latin carduus "thistle," Sanskrit kasati "rubs, scratches"). Meaning "offensive to feelings" is from 1570s; "disagreeable, rude" from 1610s.
To nag and complain; nudge (1990s+ Teenagers)