pillar of strength


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pillar of strength

A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of strength for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
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pillar of strength

 and pillar of support
someone or something that consistently provides moral, emotional, or financial support as does a pillar. My parents are my pillars of support. John looked to God as his pillar of strength.
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a ˌpillar/ˌtower of ˈstrength

a person who gives you the courage and determination to continue when you are in a bad situation: My wife has been a tower of strength during my illness.During your five years in prison, Terry was a pillar of strength.
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The renowned singer asserted that his aunt was a devoted mother and a pillar of strength to his uncle Nusrat.
Along with his medical profession he was a member of several medical and social groups and organizations which made him a pillar of strength within the community.
Everyone enjoys a fast attacking game, but you can also enjoy grinding out a win and being a pillar of strength - defend and lead from the front.
Barritt said: "Everyone enjoys a fast attacking game, but you can also enjoy grinding out a win and being a pillar of strength - defend and lead from the front.
Bar was a pillar of strength and it should play its due role for building the national institutions for safeguarding rule of law in the country.
IANS ACTOR-PRODUCER Sanjay Dutt says he wants to be like his late father Sunil Dutt, who was like a pillar of strength for his family.
Both the staff and students have been a pillar of strength to the whole family.
Jean Wakeford, our secretary who is a pillar of strength, had nominated me and she knew I had won.
Eunice is among an older generation of women who have one thing in common - they are all an absolute pillar of strength to their extended family and in many cases have contributed significantly to their communities in unassuming ways.
Unbeknown to us he sometimes came to the house accompanied by his pillar of strength,Jean his wife, but left her in the car (possibly as she was an Evertonian and likely to scupper the deal?
It was a pillar of strength during the days of decline when junkies controlled Madison Square Park.
She was a pillar of strength and inspiration to many people all over the world,' he said.
Mr Singh now plans to enjoy his retirement with his wife who he described as a pillar of strength.
Wolves boss Dave Jones fails to recognise 28-year-old Butler from that description and says: "He has been a pillar of strength for me all this season, especially when we won 2-1 at Preston and the rest of the defence wasn't at the races.
He was a pillar of strength through everything, all the way to the end.