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  • adjective Having a hard, strong, and determined look about oneself.

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Examples

  • When squad cars near, he parks, his expression steely-eyed calm.

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  • After greeting a few old-timers he recognizes, Reyes turns to me, steely-eyed.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Had his steely-eyed gaze always been so breathtaking?

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • These are steely-eyed fiscal hawks for whom cuts in discretionary spending are a beginning, not an end unto themselves.

    Paul Ryan converts David Brooks

  • Used to be that guys making movies would pretend they were astronauts and steely-eyed missile men ...

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  • Stingy, steely-eyed and spectacular, while he walked six, he fanned an equal number; and no other baserunner besides the leadoff batter Ellsbury—who was left stranded in that first inning—reached third.

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  • Stingy, steely-eyed and spectacular, while he walked six, he fanned an equal number; and no other baserunner besides the leadoff batter Ellsbury—who was left stranded in that first inning—reached third.

    One Season

  • And a great nation's foreign policy can't be built on regrets, it can't be built only on emotion, it has to be more steely-eyed than that, more responsive to immediate and long-term strategic needs.

    Would Ike Have Gone to Libya?

  • I cast a glance in Hazel's direction—she gives me the steely-eyed gaze that has caused so many budding young aethetes to realize there's room for only one poetess in our town, and Hazel's not going anywhere.

    My Poetic Nemesis

  • The radiant Caley Milliken aces Bianca's transformation from a sunny young wife to the Duke's shaken victim, to a steely-eyed adulteress.

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