hard (adj.)
strong, tough, powerful
1H4 I.ii.179[Prince Hal to Poins, of their companions] but I doubt they will be too hard for us
3H6 V.i.70[Edward to Richard] The harder matched, the greater victory
Cor IV.v.190[Second Servingman to Third Servingman, of Coriolanus and Aufidius] He was ever too hard for him ... [First Servingman] He was too hard for him
LLL II.i.244.2[Boyet to all] You are too hard for me [i.e. too difficult to outwit]
LLL IV.i.139[Costard to Boyet, of Maria] She's too hard for you at pricks [with bawdy pun]
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