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  • But Lily was not easily disconcerted; competition put her on her mettle, and she reflected that Selden’s coming, if it did not declare him to be still in Mrs. Dorset’s toils, showed him to be so completely free from them that he was not afraid of her proximity.

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  • The Trials are a test of my mettle.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But I will say, too, that for every man who showed no fear or hesitance, there were three or four or five others whose mettle was as unashamedly wan and mortal as yours or mine.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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