In childhood, he had overcome his disadvantages by a will so steely that its lifelong legacy was contempt for weaker men.
Despite the beautiful, limpid looks, and melodious voice, Fraser has always possessed a steely determination to do things her way.
British leaders from Margaret Thatcher back to Winston Churchill thrived on steely abrasiveness rather than charm.
Gillibrand has since won two elections handily in New York, and she has earned respect for her hard work and steely diligence.
The only frosty point came when West asked what sex the Royal Baby was – Harry's steely look left the question unanswered.
The skies, changing now from a bright to a steely gray, were unmarred by a single wisp of smoke.
He spoke again, still calm but with a new, steely note in his voice.
There was a sudden gleam of steely animation in the Squire's look as he told his story, his eye all the while fixed on Robert.
He watched her, his body eager, his soul trammelling it with a steely restraint.
White still held Truedale by the cold, steely gleam of his eyes which was driving lucidity home to the dulled brain.