a gentle giant

a gentle giant

a man who is very tall and strong, but has a very quiet, gentle character that does not match his appearance As placid and amiable as he was tall, he became known as the gentle giant of the squad.
See also: gentle, giant
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A statement on a tribute page said cash was being raised to help his family and added: "Sheriff was a gentle giant and Birmingham and the Gambian community has lost a fine young man.
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.
Rebecca Wade, from the aquarium, said: "She is settling well into her new home and we are starting to think that, despite appearances, she is actually a bit of a gentle giant.
Hannah paid this tribute on a website: "He was a gentle giant and the best brother I could ever have asked for.
A TALL STORY There was once a gentle giant, As quiet as a lamb, Taller than the tallest tree, Stronger than a ram.
A Gentle Giant anthology and a DVD of concert footage shot across Europe in 1974, as well as an interview from Italian TV, are also scheduled for an October release.
His daughter Lorna said: ``He was just a gentle giant.
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.
His wife, Annette, said: "Derek was a gentle giant.