She was my best friend, and hard as it may have been to figure by the looks of us, she was the good girl, I the bad.

Would anyone please teach me what the bold part mean simply?

Meanwhile, I think you remove was in the situation- I was the bad, don't you?



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Figure here means "To come to understand" or "to deduce" (meaning #2).

So "hard as it may have been to come to understand by the looks of us" – or simply, "hard as it been to know."

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