of/like steel


: very powerful
He had a grip of/like steel.

Examples of of/like steel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bridge, constructed in 1941, is just over 1,440 feet (439 meters) long and has a main span constructed of steel, according to the data. Carolyn Thompson, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 There, the warm weather and leisure lifestyle inspired him to adopt a persona based around hard drinking and easy living, and a tropical rock sound full of steel drums and pedal steel guitars. Al Shipley, SPIN, 21 Nov. 2023 Gracie, by contrast, projects a proud, unapologetic defiance, something evident in both her childlike lisp (inspired by Letourneau herself) and the unmistakable edge of steel in her voice. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The production of steel is responsible for 7 to 9 percent of global carbon emissions. William Booth, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 The facility is protected by 7,000 tons of steel, and it is designed to continue functioning if Haifa comes under direct attack. NBC News, 30 Oct. 2023 Since stainless steel is not the best conductor of heat on its own, most stainless steel cookware contains an aluminum core encased between layers of steel. Michelle Love, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Nov. 2023 Underneath the putting surface, Macaulay explains, three concentric circles of steel are held up by more than 500 beams and 49 steel supports bolted to the concrete floor. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023 Non-ductile buildings have an inadequate configuration of steel reinforcing bars, which allows concrete to explode out of columns when shaken in an earthquake, a prelude to a catastrophic collapse. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Of/like steel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%2Flike%20steel. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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