Definition of Steel oneself against
1. Verb. Prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant.
Generic synonyms: Harden, Indurate, Inure
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Literary usage of Steel oneself against
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Confessions of a Book-lover by Maurice Francis Egan (1922)
"One would steel oneself against the fallacy that art, true art, might exist only for art's sake, when one had read "Sesame and Lilies" and "The Stones of ..."
2. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1914)
"It is sometimes extremely difficult to steel oneself against price-cutting. For instance, a customer comes in and wants, say, a bottle of Kennedy's ..."
3. A Summer in Andalucia by George Dennis (1839)
"Objects such as these cannot fail to excite compassion as well as disgust; it is impossible to steel oneself against their petitions, strange as these often ..."