Definition of Die hard

1. Verb. Continue to exist. "The legend of Elvis endures"

Exact synonyms: Endure, Persist, Prevail, Run
Generic synonyms: Continue
Specialized synonyms: Carry Over, Reverberate
Related verbs: Run
Derivative terms: Diehard, Persistent, Prevalence, Prevalent

Definition of Die hard

1. Verb. (qualifier of a custom, idea etc) To be slow in changing or disappearing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Die Hard

didymus
didynamia
didynamies
didynamous
didynamy
die
die-cast
die-hard
die-hard(a)
die-off
die-offs
die-sinker
die away
die back
die down
die hard (current term)
die in the arse
die off
die on the vine
die out
dieb
dieback
diebacks
diebs
diecast
diecasting
diecasts
diecious
died

Literary usage of Die hard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. How We Kept the Flag Flying: The Story of the Siege of Ladysmith by Donald MacDonald (1900)
"... XI DAYS OF GLOOM A siege menu—News from Mooi river—Hope deferred—Ungrateful athletes—A disastrous day—For "Auld Lang Syne"— A " die-hard " volunteer. ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Thi« Die-hard«. The 67th Foot Their »knel (Inglis) in the battle of Albuera ... And they <M die hard, for their banner was pierced «ith thirty bullets. ..."

3. The Story of the British Army by Charles Cooper King (1897)
"... die hard, my men, die hard!" whence comes their honoured nickname of the ... Captain Stanley roused the courage of his men by calling out, "die hard ! ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"At Albuera the 67th occupied a position as important as it was deadly. ' die hard ! 67th,' said Inglis, ' die hard ! ..."

5. Asymmetric Marketing: Tossing the 'Chasm' in the Age of the Software Superpowers by Joseph E. Bentzel (2006)
"It was highly acclaimed by critics and spawned two sequels die hard 2: ... Aprevious attempt at a fourth die hard eventually evolved in to Tears of the Sun. ..."

6. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1877)
"... sides but one by the enemy's hosts—this regi- CHAP. merit had heard from its colonel the words— YI- ' Fifty-seventh! die hard ! ..."

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