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hard-working (comparative more hard-working or harder working or harder-working, superlative most hard-working or hardest working or hardest-working)

  1. Alternative form of hardworking
    • 1947 January and February, O. S. Nock, “"The Aberdonian" in Wartime”, in Railway Magazine, pages 3, 5:
      Coal-eaters they may have been, but a more willing or harder working Atlantic engine was never designed.
    • 1963, David Ogilvy, “How to Get Clients”, in Confessions of an Advertising Man, New York, N.Y.: Atheneum, →LCCN, page 29:
      Observation of my elders and betters in other advertising agencies leads me to believe that many of them are more objective, better organized, more vigorous, and harder-working than their opposite numbers in legal practice, teaching, banking, and journalism.
    • 2017, Reza Pakravan, “Motherland”, in Kapp to Cape: Never Look Back; Race to the End of the Earth, Chichester, West Sussex: Summersdale Publishers, →ISBN, part two (Leg One), page 133:
      ‘I could say a million things about you, but the one thing I could never say is that you’re lazy. You’re one of the hardest-working men I’ve ever known.’
    • 2019 December 18, Richard Clinnick, “Railway's 2020 vision”, in Rail, page 3:
      One other thing: throughout all this, the railway has remained home for thousands of dedicated, hard-working people. They're out there in all conditions ensuring that 1.7 billion passenger journeys can be made per year.

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