pillar of strength

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pillar of strength a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
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Usage

In literature:

Kemp looked like a pillar of strength as he came up to the bedside.
"Other Things Being Equal" by Emma Wolf
Also he was a fierce faddist and a pillar of strength to the advanced wing of the Radical party.
"Doctor Therne" by H. Rider Haggard
Pillars, hollow, strength of, law of strength varies with thickness of metal.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
They were three pillars of gold about their hills, abiding in strength; great is their loss since the third son has fallen.
"Ireland, Historic and Picturesque" by Charles Johnston
Canada possesses two pillars of Strength and Beauty in Quebec and Victoria.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
BOAZ and JACHIN, two pillars of brass at the entrance of Solomon's Temple, signifying respectively strength and stability.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The doctor was a reassuring, quiet man, and became a pillar of strength at once.
"Richard Vandermarck" by Miriam Coles Harris
He had been a pillar of strength, elementally fit to combat all the elements, else she had perished.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
A pillar of strength has fallen; and yet a broken shaft is not the fit emblem of his life.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3" by Various
That woman was a pillar of strength in my Sabbath-school.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend
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In news:

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a pillar of strength to the insurgents .
Loyola a pillar of strength for family, patients.
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In science:

Comparing the strength of f.c.c. and b.c.c. sub-micrometer pillars: Compression experiments and dislocation dynamics simulations.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
Estimates of neutrino detection in dense media rests on three primary pillars: a) the radio transparency of the medium, b) the weak interaction cross-section at high energies, and c) the relationship between shower characteristics and radio signal strength.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection
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