- Having qualities resembling those of steel, especially hard and resolute.
- The bully backed down before his steely gaze.
- Steely grey hair.
- Sir Philip Sidney
- She would unarm her noble heart of that steely resistance against the sweet blows of love.
- Made of steel.
- Broach'd with the steely point of Clifford's lance.
- Around his shop the steely sparkles flew.