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Die hard   /daɪ hɑrd/   Listen
Die hard

Continue to exist.  Synonyms: endure, persist, prevail, run.  "The legend of Elvis endures"

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"Die hard" Quotes from Famous Books

... drew nearer he got into the habit of frequently forgetting Swearengen Jones until it was too late to retrace his steps. He was coming to the "death struggle," as he termed it, and there was something rather terrorizing in the fear that "the million might die hard." And so these last days and nights were glorious ones, if one could have looked at them with unbiased, untroubled eyes. But every member of his party was praying for the day when the "Flitter" would be well into the broad Atlantic and the worst over. At Alexandria Brewster had letters ...
— Brewster's Millions • George Barr McCutcheon

... ecclesiastical ambition die hard, and the new Republic has had to weather many a storm in her career of a third of a century. Carducci in a fine poem has imagined Letizia, mother of the Bonapartes, a wandering shade haunting the desolate house at Ajaccio, recalling the tragic ...
— The Story of Paris • Thomas Okey

... even for very weakness seated in chairs, with drawn swords, within the breach. But weary and sick, upright or seated, all bore themselves with unflinching courage; in every set face was read the resolve to die hard. ...
— The Story of the Barbary Corsairs • Stanley Lane-Poole

Words linked to "Die hard" :   continue, diehard, reverberate, endure, run, prevail, carry over

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