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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But the dad of two insists he is a gentle giant who is wrapped around his wife Deborah's little finger.
Tom was a happy-go-lucky, witty son, a gentle giant with a big heart," they said.
They said: "Adam was a lovable rogue, a gentle giant, a loving son, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed.
In a touching tribute, Charlotte Davis wrote: "This epitome of a gentle giant was so tragically taken from us on Thursday.
He was such a joy to coach and both a gentleman and a gentle giant,' Cone told INQUIRER.
Known to all his friends as CJ, he was a gentle giant with a huge heart and will be sadly missed by everyone.
Chris was a lovely bloke and a gentle giant who was a loving, fantastic dad, brother and uncle.
His heartbroken wife paid tribute to her 'beloved' husband saying: "My heart has been ripped apart, Giovanni was my gentle giant and my beloved husband.
HER heart is still broken for the special boy who grew into a gentle giant and would call her to say: "I love you mum".
Mark French of Ugly Models agency, who represented Jim, described him as a gentle giant.
What a delight to find someone in a position of power who is a gentle giant.
3D Systems has acquired Gentle Giant Studios, the leading provider of 3D modeling for the entertainment and toy industry.
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The animal lovers are appealing to the public to help save the gentle giant saying: "Bram has a wonderful opportunity to go to UK and be re-homed through the Great Dane Rescue organisation.
Tributes were yesterday led by his heartbroken fiancee Penny, who described Chris as a gentle giant.