gentle giant

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gentle giant

Someone who is very large and strong but has a quiet and gentle nature. At first, I was afraid of the big, burly man covered in tattoos, but when I saw him rescue that kitten from the tree, I realized he was just a gentle giant.
See also: gentle, giant
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He was described by all who knew him as a gentle giant, very much a family person who would do anything for anyone.
What a delight to find someone in a position of power who is a gentle giant.
A TALL STORY There was once a gentle giant, As quiet as a lamb, Taller than the tallest tree, Stronger than a ram.
And its tale of a gentle giant learning ideas such as the life of the soul, sacrifice for those you love, and the ability to choose good over evil is sweetly touching.