Vigorously contested by both opponents; -- of contests.(adjective)
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Use "hard-fought" in a sentence
"In a statement Saturday, Carney called the hard-fought deal "an important step in the right direction.""
"Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew himself brought home this point over the past week in the Aljunied group constituency, site of a particularly hard-fought political battle between the PAP and the opposition."
"Supporters of President Obama's plan for the war say a precipitous withdrawal could jeopardize hard-fought gains."