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Over 50 Simple Sentences With the Word ‘Tough’


Tough — US. [tʌf], UK. [tʌf]

Main meanings:

  1. Strong or resilient; able to withstand hardship or difficulty.
  2. Difficult or challenging; requiring considerable effort or determination.
  3. Strict or uncompromising; firm in behavior or attitude.
  4. Cool, brave, or aggressive in a way that others might find intimidating or impressive.


10 simple sentences:

  • Life can be tough sometimes.
  • Emma is tough enough to handle it.
  • It’s a tough decision to make.
  • He’s facing a tough challenge.
  • The exam was really tough.
  • Tough luck, he missed the train.
  • Jacob is a tough guy to deal with.
  • The journey ahead will be tough.
  • It’s tough to find a solution.
  • The new rules are pretty tough.


The sentences from movies:

They have to be tough.Life Is Beautiful (1997)

I’m sorry you’ve had such a tough go. – Deadpool (2016)

You’re making it tough on yourself, kid. – Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Maybe I’ve been tough on you. – The Tree of Life (2011)

It’s a tough proposition, Andy. – Casino (1995)

It’s a tough galaxy. – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

I’m a tough Texan now. – Giant (1956)

I grew up in a tough neighborhood. – The Untouchables (1987)

Thirteen inches is a tough load. – Boogie Nights (1997)

That’s a tough break, Bob. – RoboCop (1987)

But today, we had a tough one. – Best in Show (2000)

The answers are tough.The Mother (2023)

Or what, tough guy? – Man of Steel (2013)

Very tough thing to accomplish, by the way. – The Break-Up (2006)

She’s a tough little girl. – Spirited Away (2001)

But it’s tough on you, Miss Brock. – 42nd Street (1933)

Who’s a tough guy? – Reservoir Dogs (1992)

You’re not so tough.Waterworld (1995)

Shouldn’t be too tough.Armageddon (1998)

It makes me look so tough.The Social Network (2010)

Yeah, real tough.FastFive (2011)

Nestor says hang tough.Oceans Thirteen (2007)

You’re a tough customer! – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (1997)

That kid is tough as nails. – Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Now, listen, these Detroit guys can be tough.Up In The Air (2009)

Keep calling me vermin, tough guy! – Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Tonight might be a little tough.Hancock (2008)

You gotta be tough.Jerry Maguire (1996)

We’re a pretty tough breed up here. – Crocodile Dundee (1986)

All right, tough guy, take it off. – Transformers (2007)

It’s a tough one. – A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

He’s tough, but it’s like tough love. – Gran Turismo (2023)

Set him down, tough guy. – Spider-Man (2002)

Leo was tough.Last Action Hero (1993)

Tough night? – Mystic River (2003)

It’s gonna be a tough campaign. – Red White and Royal Blue (2023)

Tough break for her. – Them! (1954)

Well, got to make some tough calls ahead. – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Tough last round. – Exam (2009)

That is a tough marlin to hook. – Sound of Freedom (2023)

Yeah, he’s been going through tough times. – See You On Venus (2023)

That cop was tough.The Departed (2006)

I didn’t know you’d be so tough.Migration (2023)

You think you’re tough, skinny-bones Jones? – Malcolm & Marie (2021)

It was tough.Fast X (2023)

This is a tough room. – Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

That’s got to be tough.Contact (1997)

You’re not so tough now. – Police Academy (1984)

Well Life’s full of tough choices, idn’t? – The Little Mermaid (2023)

A tough day. – Citizen Kane (1941)

It’s tough, ain’t it? – Commando (1985)

Tough, good energy. – The Lion King (2019)

It’s tough all over, all right? – Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Pretty tough for a valet, this fella. – Titanic (1997)

People see me fight say I’m pretty tough.Million Dollar Baby (2004)