(p. 046) Throughout 1914 Paul was the mainstay of the magazine.
The working people of any community are the mainstay and backbone of that community.
Kuvalda loses his mainstay when his comrade, the schoolmaster, dies.
Gory and grewsome,—he is the mainstay Of the historic novel of to-day.
Stick to your two little sisters, boy; you must be their mainstay when I am gone.