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She met my eye as unflinchingly as if her bosom had been steeled with conscious innocence.

All this aroused his rancour now, and steeled his heart against the voice of honour.

A life of crime had steeled her soul against every merciful impression.

Our hearts are not steeled, as are landsmen's, by daily habit.

Jacques set his jaw firmly and steeled himself to do his duty.

In that thought I steeled myself to hardness and bade conscience be still.

Even then there were those who would have helped me, but I steeled my heart against them.

She steeled herself with that as he bared his head before her.

Then she had her firearms, and she steeled her heart to their use.

But she steeled herself to meet the cold, and her spirits rose with the effort.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English style, from West Germanic adjective *stakhlijan "made of steel" (cf. Old Saxon stehli, Old Norse, Middle Low German stal, Danish staal, Swedish stål, Middle Dutch stael, Dutch staal, Old High German stahal, German Stahl), related to *stakhla "standing fast," from PIE *stek-lo-, from root *stak- "to stand, place, be firm" (see stay (n.1)). No corresponding word exists outside Germanic except those likely borrowed from Germanic languages. Steel wool is attested from 1896.

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