Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It may come to that; I have been steeling myself all the morning to meet it.

Steeling himself, lest he should hit the ill-fated ship, he fired.

The humor of it was steeling him against the canker of Joan's untimely disappearance.

But, steeling his heart, and uttering a short prayer, he leaped into the saddle.

Steeling himself, he replied, "Their terms are the freedom of the people."

She had been steeling herself for days for the ordeal of this parting.

This constriction does not mean that he is steeling himself to speak.

And this gave Jerome another opportunity of steeling Clement.

How long had he been steeling his heart against this very scene?

I turned to her, steeling myself to look into her appealing eyes.