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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.


Calm and unflappable under pressure. I asked my brother to come to court with me because he is always steely-nerved in stressful situations. Gina needs to be steely-nerved to deal with all that rejection that comes with being an actress.

steely gaze

Cliché an intense, staring gaze. The principal turned a steely gaze toward the frightened student and suddenly smiled.
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Steely Dan inveigled themselves onto the soundtrack of the '70s with radio hits such as "Reeling In The Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Peg," and "Hey Nineteen," culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 (including 1977's groundbreaking "Aja").
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Then with a chorus of caws, the crows leapt from their perches, wheeled in the steely air and flew away.
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