steely-eyed


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Related to steely-eyed: steel yourself, ineligible, genuinely, errand, FICAL
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steely-eyed

With or having a fierce intensity in one's expression. The teacher fixed a steely-eyed gaze upon me when I started joking around during class. I could feel my ex-girlfriend staring at me, steely-eyed, from across the bar.
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Some telly addicts may remember him as steely-eyed crime buster Harry Rule in cult Seventies series The Protectors.
Even a coach with a pounds 6million salary cannot change an entire footballing culture and build a team of steely-eyed winners.
Dark, gritty and surprisingly violent, gone is the suave, smooth-talking secret agent, replaced by a steely-eyed killer.
McIntyre's steely-eyed Tess, the Peggy Guggenheim-like art patron, appears in only one scene - but in it, she completely overpowers the callow deceivers.
99), which features the best and most credible sharp with and steely-eyed observation on the foibles and bogus philosophy of both the Californian 'flower power' culture of the 1970s and the London of the 1990s, it is a thoroughly modern mystery which demonstrates how widely and how successfully the crime novel can roam.
Terry laid down some acting taboos for Bruce before filming - no smirks and no steely-eyed stares.
What's more, the steely-eyed Paul Hollywood and the ever-youthful 78-year-old Mary Berry would ensure that there would never be any soggy bottom moments at sea.
Braga is great as the black ops sharpshooter, while Fishburne is perfect as the steely-eyed killer who's seen it all.
But then a new age of strong and incorruptible foreign officials seemed to be ushered in, led by the steely-eyed Pierluigi Collina (forget his Villarreal abberation, even the best can make one mistake).
Those who travel on the railway by day will be issued with identity cards, faithful copies of the actual wartime design, and they'll have to show them too if steely-eyed military or plain clothes police thrust out a hand and demand 'papers'
With the candidates for the 2006 governor's race who have announced so far don't fill us with much hope of a change: Steve Westly, Phil Angelides, Bill Lockyer and John Garamendi - a bevy of bland bureaucrats who even the most steely-eyed would have trouble ID'ing in dark alley.
And,ever the steely-eyed professional,Keane is determined his team should not surrender a 17-game unbeaten run stretching back to Boxing Day.
Chancellor Gordon Brown is right to remain steely-eyed in his focus on continuing the PFI system, without the inevitable delay of another independent enquiry.
The oil on canvas portrays Lally as a steely-eyed politician, but Howson claims the painting could have gone either way.