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The report contained tough criticism of the company's management style.
She's campaigning for tough new laws on industrial pollution.
The new mayor promises to be tough on crime.
We must take a tough stance against terrorism.
She promised to get tough with speeders.
a toughly worded message
An athlete needs to show both physical and mental toughness.
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a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food