Won, achieved, or contested with vigorous effort: after a hard-fought match, the game ended in a scoreless draw a hard-fought year-long legal battle ensued
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- The question whether grandparents should be able to insist on visitation over the objections of their children has been hard-fought on both sides.
- The union's internal power struggles were thrown into sharp relief, following a hard-fought contest for the post of president.
- Nevertheless, they eventually turned the land war into a hard-fought contest rather than a rout.
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