pillar of strength

noun phrase

: someone or something that gives support or help during difficult times
My husband was my/a pillar of strength during my mother's illness.

Examples of pillar of strength in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This support system becomes a pillar of strength, offering motivation and comfort while trying to pass the CPA exam. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 The Sleater-Kinney method leans on how Tucker’s guttural vocals and Brownstein’s distorted guitars communicate with each other — Tucker does most of the singing for this 11th outing — resulting in a pillar of strength that embodies their relationship. Vulture, 26 Jan. 2024 Elizabeth has been noted as a unifying force in the country and a pillar of strength amid controversy and the unprecedented global health pandemic caused by COVID-19. Misty Severi, Washington Examiner, 8 Sep. 2023 In the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa, a community living under the clouds of war, what has been dismissed as elitist elsewhere has emerged as a pillar of strength and support. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 July 2023 Part uplifting and part recount of historical events, the book highlights the various ways in which Black women remain the pillars of strength in society despite a lack of credit. Terri Huggins Hart, goodhousekeeping.com, 1 May 2023 The price competition has unsettled what was a pillar of strength in the last few years, even as strict pandemic measures shook China’s economy and undermined efforts by the ruling Chinese Communist Party to instill confidence. Daisuke Wakabayashi, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2023 Unlike building strength and power (the other two pillars of strength training), increasing muscular endurance requires high (12-plus) rep sets using lighter loads (less than or equal to about 67 percent of your one-rep max) and minimal (30 seconds or less) rest. Cori Ritchey, Men's Health, 11 Apr. 2023 And Costco, which was a pillar of strength among retailers throughout the pandemic, revealed its first same-store sales decrease in over three years Wednesday. Will Daniel, Fortune, 6 Apr. 2023

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“Pillar of strength.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillar%20of%20strength. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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