steely-eyed


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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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She said: "I like to look similar if I'm winning or losing and that comes to body language - people say I'm steely-eyed but it's a lot of time to concentrate out there.
Those that met Cirillo were often surprised that he wasn't a steely-eyed killer.
A steely-eyed war hero, an intellectual and an aristocrat, Mustafa belongs to the historically wealthiest clan in Kurdistan from the eastern part of the region whose capital is Suleimaniya - Erbil's rival for a long time.
After several unfortunate brushes with a steely-eyed Japanese financial team, a very polite but determined Norwegian, and a charming but very possessive group of Latin American journalists, not to mention the legendary Bloomberg mob who took two tables and loaded them with multiple terminals, I perched on a coffee table and got down to work.
However, there was a surfeit of steely-eyed competitors focused on taking home an award.
In amongst a desire to have done more bungee jumping, one repeated theme was, 'If only I'd looked after my teeth better.' This has stuck with me over the years - and my children have paid for it, having been forced to brush their teeth every morning and night with me watching over them with the steely-eyed glare of a sergeant major.
Rowett is relying on adrenalin to play a big part at Villa Park: While Blues fans and perhaps even some of their players are getting excited about the derby, the Blues manager has been a steely-eyed pragmatist.
The worst part are the cruisers: steely-eyed bargain shoppers who drive by our house at around four miles an hour, scanning our sidewalk sacrifices to Lord BuyOurCrap with the same expression as the Terminator hunting for Sarah Connor before shaking their heads and speeding off in utter disgust at our inability to carry the one tchotchke that would make their trip worth it.
She possesses the same steely-eyed determination as Sharapova and her mental strength is remarkable for a 20-year-old.
And series nine showed no indication of messing with the tried and trusted formula - instead letting another cavalcade of pinstriped twonks big themselves up as unassailable, steely-eyed captains of industry before pricking their over-inflated egos and watching them ping-pong frantically around the discount tat shops of Oxford Street in an attempt to off-load pallets of cut-price bog paper.
Along with returning more to a slow-and-steady approach to financial services, younger consumers seem to be giving fees the kind of close, steely-eyed attention that Granddad might have given them.
Even that steely-eyed pragmatist Fabio Capello started waxing lyrical about the youngsters in his squad, claiming: "I saw them play without fear, with personality.
Forget the forensics-fueled plots of "CSI" and "Bones." In Germany, British series "Midsomer Murders," and its steely-eyed Det.
We were only a few weeks into the training, and I was confident in my budding abilities as a steely-eyed, killer-to-be Hornet driver.
As highway commissioners lined the room staring steely-eyed, Gwatney said that of all the bills he had introduced as a legislator, the two of which he was most proud were "any willing provider" legislation and his bill to repeal the Mack-Blackwell Amendment.