harsh


harsh
01. The weather in Russia's far north is extremely [harsh] in the winter time.
02. I think spanking a child is pretty [harsh] punishment for accidentally breaking a window.
03. The [harshness] of the living conditions in the work camps caused many young men to quit after a couple of weeks.
04. The [harsh] criticism of the play in the newspaper really upset the actors.
05. This detergent is much too [harsh] for your silk blouse; it'll ruin it.
06. This soap is too [harsh] to use on a baby's skin.
07. I think the school principal was too [harsh] in suspending the students for cheating on one test.
08. A space probe sent to Mars has revealed that although the Red Planet once had water, the environment was so [harsh] that it may have prevented life from developing.
09. This homemade wine has a [harsh] taste.
10. British colonial policies were extremely [harsh] in the colony of Kenya.
11. "That's pretty [harsh]," said Trevor, when I told him I'd flunked my test.
12. Sloan Wilson once said that it is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by [harshness], not by kindness.
13. There is a Congolese proverb which states that man is like palm-wine: when young, sweet but without strength; in old age, strong but [harsh].
14. Most whales and other marine mammals avoid the [harsh] winters of the Arctic, and migrate to warmer waters.
15. The climate of Mesopotamia was [harsh], so its people had to learn irrigation to make the land fertile.
16. Singer Elvis Presley treated his hair so [harshly] with dyes and styling products that, by the time he was forty, it had turned totally white.
17. The countries of the Sahel desert have a [harsh] and difficult environment.
18. The weather of Albania is often [harsh] and unpredictable.
19. Kuwait has a [harsh] desert climate with long, hot summers, and temperatures up to 46 degrees centigrade.

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