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pillar of (something)

1. One who is a particularly active, respected, and influential member of or contributor to some particular thing or group. He had long been considered a pillar of the industry, but the recent scandal has reduced his reputation to dust. Global expansion has been a pillar of the company's long-term plan for many years now.
2. A person who shows a great amount of some admirable behavior or characteristic. My uncle has been a pillar of support for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life. I have to say that Janet has been a pillar of strength throughout this whole tragic affair.
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In the large pocket, on the right side of his middle cover" (so I translate the word RANFULO, by which they meant my breeches,) "we saw a hollow pillar of iron, about the length of a man, fastened to a strong piece of timber larger than the pillar; and upon one side of the pillar, were huge pieces of iron sticking out, cut into strange figures, which we know not what to make of.
The priests tried to show us, through a small screen, a fragment of the genuine Pillar of Flagellation, to which Christ was bound when they scourged him.
The two pension insurance companies of the second pillar of the fully funded pension insurance system have about 500,000 contributors.
When Delilah finds an artifact with a possible clue to the legendary third pillar of Hercules, it kicks off an archaeological race against a ruthless enemy and a team-up with Delilah's most unlikely ally--Jason Merrick, the man who framed her for espionage!
Summary: New Delhi[India] March 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said an empowered citizen is the strongest pillar of the democracy and pointed out five pillars of modern information-'Ask, Listen, Interact, Act and Inform'.
The first pillar of DSOA's 2021 strategy is to "develop a smart, integrated and connected city that optimizes its resources sustainably over the long-term, and ensures excellence across the built environment," according to the statement.
Today, the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense to stem the tide of rockets from Hamas-controlled Gaza.
The pillar of clean healthy environment produced 3 strategic goals, 8 operational purposes and 33 initiatives,.
The pillar of healthy clean environment produced 3 strategic goals, 8 operational purposes and 33 initiatives.
A PILLAR of friendship will become a centrepiece of the rejuvenated Paradise Street area of the city today.
The Language of God in Prophecy opens with prophecies in the Psalms and the Pillar of Enoch, progresses to revealing divine design and symbolism in the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Sphinx, and further discuss the role of the United States and Israel in prophecy, as well as warnings of the Antichrist and the Woman Who Rides the Beast.
A comprehensive assessment of these risks is made by the ECB in the context of its "economic analysis"--one pillar of its monetary policy strategy.
The third pillar of Islam is almsgiving, and the fourth pillar is fasting.
The European Commission cleared on May 5 funds of some Euro 19.77 million for staff and running costs of the EU pillar of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in 2003 - which deals with economic reconstruction, recovery and development.