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pillar

noun

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1 an upright shaft that supports an overhead structure
  • the ancient Greek temple boasted graceful marble pillars with richly ornamented tops

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2 something or someone to which one looks for support
  • my father has been my pillar throughout this crisis

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The first known use of pillar was in the 13th century

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“Pillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pillar. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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