Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being steely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being steely.

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  • noun Referring to properties of toughness, hardness or durability resembling (or likened to) that of steel.

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Examples

  • Strauss was adamant he possessed the "steeliness" to handle whatever is thrown at him in

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  • It's like Bening is channeling the kind of steeliness a doctor has to have in emergency situations.

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  • The kind of steeliness he showed in the face of adversity may even help to rescue his historical reputation from the damage done by Abu Ghraib and Hurricane Katrina.

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  • (Parliament) ", the magazine praised the UDM's economic policies, its anti-crime strategy and the" steeliness "of its leader, Bantu

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  • (Parliament), "the magazine praised the UDM's economic policies, its anti-crime strategy and the" steeliness "of its leader, Bantu

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  • There is fight in Andrew, a steeliness not always associated with the outside half position.

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  • Leveson, who is presiding over the inquiry with that uniquely judicial blend of steeliness and benevolence, was withering about the incendiary blogger.

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  • When off court, she's a striking blend of steeliness and unabashed femininity.

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  • For my own part, I would recommend the dry, flinty flavors associated with white Loire or perhaps the steeliness of Chablis.

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  • In her cool eyes, I saw the steeliness inside her—that hard place that allowed her to barge into strange houses and wrestle down disease.

    Deadly

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