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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A 32-year-old man who was shot and killed at a Costco in Corona, California, was a "gentle giant," according to his family.
Wexford GAA chairman Derek Kent, who played midfield with John for Wexford, described him as a "gentle giant".
THE family of a motorcyclist, killed in a crash with a lorry, have paid tribute to their "gentle giant".
A"GENTLE giant" who died weeks after he was hit by a car will be sadly missed, his family have said in a touching tribute.
But the dad of two insists he is a gentle giant who is wrapped around his wife Deborah's little finger.
THATTA -- Fishermen draAgAged ashore a 20-foot whale shark, a protected species under national and international rules and conventions, after the 'gentle giant' got entrapped in their net while fishing in Hajamro creek in Arabian Sea near Thatta coastline early on Friday morning.
"Gentle giant"Mike David Reid, 63, died at the scene on the A701 on Wednesday after his Iveco Daily flat bed pick-up was in collision with a tanker lorry.
THE family of a Swansea City fan who died when travelling home from one of their games have paid tribute to their "gentle giant".
THE brothers of a man who died in a car crash have described him as a "gentle giant".
TRIBUTES have been paid to a "gentle giant" who died in a motorbike crash.
His former Alaska head coach Tim Cone remembered him as a 'gentle giant' and a player always admired by his teammates.
RELATIVES of a dad killed in a road crash have paid tribute to their "gentle giant".
THE family of a father from Stanley killed in a road crash have paid tribute to their "gentle giant".
POLICE have named a man they are hunting in connection with the murder of 'gentle giant' Giovanni Lewis.
He truly exemplified a gentle giant. It is a cherished memory.