• WordNet 3.6
    • adv harshly in a harsh and grating manner "her voice fell gratingly on our ears"
    • adv harshly in a harsh or unkind manner "`That's enough!,' he cut in harshly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which hangs on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, drew some harsh criticism from one of the Vatican's officials because of the nudity. So Michelangelo made some changes to his work: he painted in the face of the complaining clergyman and added a donkey's ears and a snake's tail.
    • adv Harshly In a harsh manner; gratingly; roughly; rudely. "'T will sound harshly in her ears."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the Renaissance blond hair became so much de rigueur in Venice that a brunette was not to be seen except among the working classes. Venetian women spent hours dyeing and burnishing their hair until they achieved the harsh metallic glitter that was considered a necessity.
    • harshly In a harsh manner; roughly; austerely; unkindly.
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  • Claude A. Helvetius
    Claude A. Helvetius
    “Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.”
  • Virgil
    “Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “No cause has he to say his doom is harsh, who's made the master of his destiny.”
  • Terence
    “What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.”


In literature:

But he himself could no more pass harsh judgment upon his former wife than he could feel within himself a personal conviction of sin.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
At this time of year, however, his notes are harsh.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
A bump cannot be harsh in light gravity.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
How her young heart sank within her at the thought of being harshly, contemptuously rejected!
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Those of the opposite party who had joined her were harshly treated.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
We cannot therefore deal harshly with our too self-confident brethren.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
After each flash of lightning, sharp peals of thunder added their harsh echoes, until Ralph's ears ached, used as he was to mountain storms.
"Ralph Granger's Fortunes" by William Perry Brown
There were red and green and blue and harsh blue-white electric bulbs.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Each drop of water was a world where the vital spark was struggling against the harshness of nature.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
Harsh words flew to the Major's mind, and he shook with the repression of them; but he was silent.
"An Arkansas Planter" by Opie Percival Read

In poetry:

In our harsh village of the West
Wherein she lives of late,
She's distant as far-hidden stars,
And cold — (almost!) — as fate.
"My Lady In Her White Silk Shawl" by Vachel Lindsay
Now lie thee still, my infant dear,
I cannot bear thy sobs to see,
Harsh is thy father, little one,
And never will he shelter thee.
"A Ballad" by Henry Kirke White
Long be it ere the tide of trade
Shall break with harsh-resounding din
The quiet of thy banks of shade,
And hills that fold thee in.
"Kenoza Lake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"No leisure moments do I store,
Yet harsh words only will he speak;
My days are his, from week to week,
But still he cries for more.
"A Fellow Slave" by Morris Rosenfeld
Admit him? Yes; for none shall say
That he who seeks in want my door
Is ever harshly turned away;
His plea is heard, if nothing more.
"The Waif" by John Lawson Stoddard
I'm heard when answer'd soon or late;
And heard when I no answer get:
Yea, kindly answer'd when refus'd,
And friendly treat when harshly us'd.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Don't judge Pussy Riot too harshly , Putin says.
'Dark Knight Rises' fans review the reviewers, harshly .
A Hit-and-Run Is Punished Less Harshly Than a DUI.
Don't judge jury harshly .
Vice President Dick Cheney harshly criticizes detractors of the Iraq war at a dinner for Sen Malcolm Wallop, R-Wyo.
Report Looks Harshly at I.M.F.
Keeping Up With History While It Harshly Unfolds.
Noise, Vibration & Harshness : The True Cost Of Luxury.
Noise, Vibration & Harshness : A Boy's First Sinkhole.
Noise, Vibration & Harshness : Roll up for the Magical Minivan Tour.
Noise, Vibration & Harshness : Rich Brand, Poor Brand Photo Gallery.
Noise, Vibration & Harshness : Rearguard Actions and the Threat from Behind Photo Gallery.
Is Breivik's sentence harsh enough.
There were two large-scale labor protests this month against unpaid salaries and unreasonable layoffs, and the harsh work environment those workers have been facing make us wonder what the government has done to protect workers' rights.
Is a sensor designed for harsh conditions, making it suited for factory automation and robotic applications.

In science:

The results reported here demonstrate that CMS has developed an e–cient and agile trigger structure which will select the physics signals of interest in the harsh LHC conditions.
The CMS High Level Trigger
If disk locking were to persist for longer times in less harsh environments, because the disks themselves persist for longer times, it could explain the generally slower rotation rates observed for stars in this cluster, whose earliest type star is of class B5.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Perhaps in the less harsh environment of IC 348, whose earliest type star is of B5 and not a prodigious source of ultraviolet photons, the disks can persist longer than in NGC 2264.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Springer-Verlag, 1999. [PiRa99] Harsh Pittie and Arun Ram, A Pieri–Cheval ley formula in the K -theory of a G/B -bund le, Electron.
Positivity and Kleiman transversality in equivariant K-theory of homogeneous spaces
In addition, even when classes are significantly overlapping, choosing k not too small is enough for the WIA to be met for a large number of boosting rounds τ , thus determining a potential harsh decrease of ε0/1 (h(cid:96) , S ).
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes