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    The docks were said to be quite tough, but there were pubs you didn't go into if you were a respectable... but um, I never felt a sense of danger in Liverpool.

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    The habeas corpus business, that's to show that he [Bill Clinton] is not tough on crime.

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    The endorsement was a really gracious statement. I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator [Ted] Cruz. We have fought the battle and he was a tough and brilliant opponent.

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    The key to growing up well, is being tough enough.

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    The message I'm trying to say is that I'm tough because of life experience.

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    The Houston Astrodome was kind of a tough field.

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    The NBA is tough. Everybody plays hard and every game is vital.

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    The jewelry business is a very, very tough business - tougher than the computer business. You truly have to understand how to take care of your customers.

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    The more I've walked through tough times, the stronger I've become.

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    The one thing we can all relate to is family, and family has its traumas sometimes. Sometimes things don't go well for people. Sometimes things are tough. So everybody kind of knows someone who's been in this situation before, and I think that's what makes it work.

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    The people who really know me understand that I have a tough exterior, but I'm actually just a hippie at heart.

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    The pornography of tough-mindedness, covert action, and preparedness for "peace through strength" has had a predictably hypnotic effect on the legislative branch, turning it from legal watchdog to lapdog.

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    There are a lot of people who go through a lot of tough things, and it doesn't stop them from wanting to be a better parent.

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    There are many reasons why the Russians prefer Donald Trump.I think, in the first instance, they wanted to tear down Secretary Clinton. They, I think, despised her remarks about the flawed 2011 elections in Russia. They feared that she would be very tough on Russia in terms of sanctions.

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    There are tough times and mountains to climb, but you've got to go for it.

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    The period from 2001 to 2005 was really tough. My films were not working even though there was an acceptance of a model. I was depressed but did not cry. I cry when I am happy.

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    There are various tough problems yet to solve, and we must shift to live, betwixt spirit and matter, such a human life as we can.

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    There is an English saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Women often become these tough ones.

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    There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.

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    There are always things that you see that are pretty tough, sure. But what keeps you going is when you see people rise above toughness and rise above really hard conditions, and make something of it.

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    There is so little time on a set to build up a working relationship with a new member of crew. It is tough to be polite, especially in an extreme location where we will not get a second chance to get the scene. It is such a stressful process that I like to work with people I know and can trust.

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    There's always a lot of pressure with big projects and so as a writer you have to be robust and flexible, with a tough hide.

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    There's always the things that you think are going to be tough. I've been nude once, and I was like, "Oh, that's going to be a nightmare," and actually that was fine.

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    There's no room for failure performing [stand-up] for a black audience. If you don't get them right away it's tough winning them back even if you're doing top-notch material. If you didn't win them right when you walked out there, it's tough.

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    There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.

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    The Scots are a very tough people. They have drive-by headbuttings. In Glasgow a sweatband is considered a silencer.

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    The second episode of any new show can be tough. You have about a week to top the well-crafted and polished pilot episode that was written over six months.

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    The thing about Proust is his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity. He searches out these butterfly shades to the last grain. He is as tough as catgut and as evanescent as a butterfly's bloom.

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    These are tough and unusual times and I don't see the negative global economic situation abating anytime soon.

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    There's no doubt about it; playing football and how tough it is on the body afterwards.

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    The threat is there. It's very real and it's continuing. And what the Obama people are doing, in effect, is saying, well, we don't need those tough policies that we had. That says either they didn't work, which we know is not the case - they did work, they kept us safe for seven years - or that now somehow the threat's gone away. There's no longer a threat out there, we don't have to be as tough and aggressive as the Bush administration was.

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    The tough competition among German manufacturers makes us fundamentally strong.

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    The tough thing is how to cultivate a life where the paramecium of happiness gets a lot of chances to get out and swim and make more paramecia. That seems like an obvious universal goal for most humans.

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    The tough thing about a campaign being over is, you lose your enemy.

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    The tough player is the one who is difficult to play against and easy to play with

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    This is a tough, tough life when things aren't going your way.

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    The world has been very careful to pick very few diseases for eradication, because it is very tough.

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    Things happen to us and reaction is sometimes tough to measure.

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    Things don't get tough in the studio. Sometimes things get tough outside the studio and going in the studio is a relief, a sanctuary, therapy.

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    Those people don't know how tough that really was.

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    This world's a tough place to live in and you have to have something to fall back on.

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    Those who avoid the tough choices of life, live a life they never chose.

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    To be a survivor as an African American man - maybe any man - you have to be pretty tough. Or at least that's what we all understand.

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    To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough.

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    To be thoroughly lazy is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Industrious people build industry. Lazy people build civilization.

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    To have kids and not be there every night is tough.

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    Those who successfully go through tough times do so because they keep insisting.

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    To the student I would say, "Life is principally multiple choice, but at the end there's a tough essay question.

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    This is a tough environment, and it's tough for everybody.

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    To love one's neighbor is a tough command. It works better for people who live far away.