“He was a tough man and I had faith that work was keeping him away,” she says.
Whitman has been ducking debates and tough press questions for months.
Back in Botswana, Mma Ramotswe, the tough heroine, infiltrates a soccer team in order to solve the latest mystery.
Although fair use is a complicated and subjective issue, copyright lawyers say Gawker has a tough case ahead of them.
That brings us back to Cantor and why he felt the need to issue such a tough statement after his phone call with Obama.
Even when they did pick out novels, they were just as tough as the history books.
If the mushrooms are found to be tough, the skin should be peeled off.
Dont you remember last night I remarked how tough was that one we had for dinner?
The ankle was small and curved like an axe handle and looked as tough.
For anchorage there was a tough, fair-sized shrub close to the wall.
Old English toh "difficult to break or chew," from Proto-Germanic *tankhuz (cf. Middle Low German tege, Middle Dutch taey, Dutch taai, Old High German zach, German zäh). See rough for spelling change.
Figurative sense of "strenuous, difficult, hard to beat" is first recorded c.1200; that of "hard to do, trying, laborious" is from 1610s. Verb tough it "endure the experience" is first recorded 1830, American English. Tough guy first recorded 1932. Tough-minded first recorded 1907 in William James. Tough luck first recorded 1912; tough shit is from 1946.
"street ruffian," 1866, American English, from tough (adj.).
Having to do with sensitivity training and other such goings-on where people touch and feel each other: They're all part of the touchie-feelie movement/ It's not going to be a touchy-feely thing (1970s+)