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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Just as they were against Reading, the Bluebirds were undone by a fairly tepid cross into the box and Trollope has conceded the back three is not turning into the pillar of strength that it should be.
Once the pillar of strength and a guiding angel for a victorious Mr Blair, Mr Brown is now in need of an angel himself.
For 13 years, Hart High of Newhall represented the pillar of strength among area high school football teams.
The long history of Chicago Boiler, the parent company, Chicago Boiler, established by Alfred Krumholz in 1891, and the original squared text exemplify the pillar of strength, reliability and staying power of this family-owned company.
Lokash continued, "It reinforces belief that the strength and recognition of our brand name is the pillar of strength from which we rebuild this company.
The film, with cinematography by the great Gregg Toland, boasts a number of fine performances, notably by Jane Darwell as the pillar of strength Ma Joad, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress, and John Carradine as a discouraged former preacher who finds a new spirit as he fights against injustice.