tower of strength

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tower 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:

The Crathes herd was a tower of strength, and under the able management of Mr John Davidson they were dangerous antagonists.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
She seemed a tower of strength.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Grant seemed a tower of strength.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Whether he would be a tower of strength in a smash-up is not so easily divined.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
I am, as you see, a tower of strength.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Betty felt that she was a tower of strength, and so kind.
"Exit Betty" by Grace Livingston Hill
She will be a tower of strength.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
She seemed a perfect tower of strength to me, standing there like a strong guardian of the home.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
A tower of strength he was to me at that hour.
"Room Number 3" by Anna Katharine Green
To his own denomination he is a tower of strength.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In poetry:

High on a rock, whose castled shade
Darken'd the lake below,
In ancient strength majestic stood
The towers of Arlinkow.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
On yon bright city gaze,
With its white and marble halls,
The glory of its lofty towers,
The strength of its proud walls.
"The Sultana's Remonstrance" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Her couch is in the ancestral tomb
With Putnam's honor'd dust,
The true in word, the bold in deed,
A bulwark in his Country's need,
A tower of strength and trust.
"Miss Elizabeth Brinley," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
The willow bends unbroken when angry tempests blow,
The stately oak is levelled and all its strength laid low;
So fell that tower of manhood, undaunted, patient, strong,
White with the gathering snowflakes, who faced the storm so long.
"The Last Survivor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The trachyte wall, beseamed and battle scarred;
The porphyritic tower and citadel;
The granite ramparts and embattlements
Of nature's fort, impregnable and wild,
Stand as a symbol of eternal strength,
And hurl a challenge to the elements!
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

The Rockets' bench is a tower of strength .
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