Hard money


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hard money coin or specie, as distinguished from paper money.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hard money money emphatically, prop. coin
    • Hard money coin
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.”
  • Jane Austen
    “Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.”
  • E. S. Kinnear
    E. S. Kinnear
    “If you cannot make money on one dollar, if you do not coax one dollar to work hard for you, you won't know how to make money out of one hundred thousand dollars.”
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    “Economy is half the battle of life. It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. moneie (Fr. monnaie)—L. moneta, a mint, Moneta being a surname of Juno, in whose temple at Rome money was coined.


In literature:

They've never wasted ony o' their hard-earned money, an' yet they hae naething.
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
Being "hard up" for cash, I must sell: and he flush of money and pride, must buy.
"Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army" by William G. Stevenson
Who can have come in and stolen very nearly a pound's worth of my hard-earned money?
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Two centuries ago people who saved money could hardly find ways to invest it.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
Were defeats in money matters as hard to bear, then, as defeats in art?
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
Now, Mrs. Dukes, you know, and everybody understands, That tho' 'tis hard to judge, yet money can't go without hands.
"English Satires" by Various
It's a cruel hard case to be done out of my money.
"In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
Presently came one from the king with somewhat for me, and that was a goodly gift of money, which I hardly cared to take at first.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
He always sends his money home, and he works hard for it, too, Mom says.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
I believe the payment of sums in hard money, plain, naked bribery, is rare amongst us.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke

In poetry:

There are three ways in which men take
One’s money from his purse,
And very hard it is to tell
Which of the three is worse;
But all of them are bad enough
To make a body curse.
"The Music-Grinders" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He might have done well, but wherever he went,
As soon as his money came in, it was spent;
As of old he tried all trades, and prospered in none,
For he thought that hard work was "a poor sort of fun."
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
The boy could hardly stop to tell that the selec'men had said
They would pay fifty dollars for the man alive or dead,
And I felt another shiver go over me, for fear
That John might get that money, though we were pinched that year.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett
So Dan he got his schoolin', and never no complaint;
When I give in I don't take back, but 'twould have tried a saint!
I never knew the crops to fail as fail they did those years,
Or money be so hard to get, and I was full of fears.
"A Farmer's Sorrow" by Sarah Orne Jewett
An' here I spins a lovely yarn, a gloomy hard-luck tale
Of how I've done my money in, an' I'm about to fail,
How my house an' land is mortgaged, how I've muddled my affairs
Through foolin' round with racin' bets and rotten minin' shares.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis
I might 'ave saved my money --
God knows how hard 'twas won --
But this is certain, sonny, A chap will 'ave 'is fun. There's not a man that's human --
An' men ain't stone nor wood --
Who, when it comes to woman, As would n't if he could.
"Which His Weakness Is Women " by Edwin James Brady

In news:

They work really hard, and not all of them are about the money.
See which movies you shouldn't waste your hard-earned money on.
"We're actually going through a pretty hard time in our industry now because it's taking so much money to stay in business," he says.
PLYMOUTH — As swim season quickly approaches, a local committee is still hard at work trying to raise money for a new pool.
NEW YORK – It's hard to build wealth earning 0% to 2% on your money.
Can I Feel Pretty While I Work Hard for My Money.
Whether you're buying a new car or a tube of toothpaste, make sure you spend your hard-earned money with companies that invest in your community.
I worked hard to be someone that was real — like someone they could actually touch — instead of ignoring them and spending all my time trying to make money, like others do.
Harding Middle School student athletes donated money to Urban Mission Ministries to provide for 25 Thanksgiving baskets to needy local families.
Call your town supervisor today and tell him or her to vote no on overriding the law enacted to protect us and our hard earned money.
When preparing for a big hunt, most hunters work hard and spend a lot of money trying to stay scent-free.
Bruce Springsteen didn't get a chance to thank the crowd at Hyde Park's Hard Rock Calling festival, but fans got their money's worth anyway.
There's a tentative deal on capitol hill to make sure more of your hard earned money is staying in your hands.
In this day and age, an online presence should be a priority for any business, especially a new restaurant hoping to persuade curious customers to spend their hard-earned money at an as-yet-unfamiliar place.
No more working hard for your money.