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synonyms for mainstay

  • backbone
  • bulwark
  • linchpin
  • pillar
  • anchor
  • brace
  • buttress
  • crutch
  • maintainer
  • prop
  • sinew
  • staff
  • standby
  • stay
  • strength
  • supporter
  • sustainer
  • upholder
  • good right arm
  • right-hand person
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How to use mainstay in a sentence

Helium use started in 1927 and has been a mainstay of the parade since, with the exception of the year 1958, when a global helium shortage kept the balloons closer to earth.
THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE HAS ONE STAR THAT ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOPERIK OLSENNOVEMBER 25, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Founded by Hong Kong immigrant Patrick Lo in 1996, Netgear set up shop in San Jose, California, and has been a mainstay of networking hardware since the dawn of the internet.
BEST WIFI EXTENDERS: FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDERERIC ALTNOVEMBER 25, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Bread at the readyWarm, crusty, butter-melting bread that comes straight from the oven—or at least out of a professional warmer—is a mainstay in countless eateries.
GIFTS TO MAKE EATING AT HOME FEEL LIKE DINING OUTCORINNE IOZZIONOVEMBER 23, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Taking on Big Tech has been a mainstay in the national conversation ever since the 2016 Presidential election, but this is the first antitrust action taken against Google.
THE RISE OF VERTICAL SEARCH ENGINESANDREW BOCSKOCSKYNOVEMBER 13, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
They now share the blocks with mainstays such as Floriana and JR.
THE BOLDNESS OF RANDY DOWNSBROCK THOMPSONOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Most of us are familiar with the much-maligned Western diet and its mainstay of processed food products found in the middle aisles of the grocery store.
JUNK FOOD IS BAD FOR PLANTS, TOO - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENANNE BIKLé & DAVID R. MONTGOMERYSEPTEMBER 23, 2020NAUTILUS
Ng, vice president of Apple Watch marketing, has been a mainstay in Apple’s marketing organization since the late 1990s, starting off on the Mac, transitioning to the iPod, and then working on the iPhone before the Watch.
APPLE’S LEADERSHIP EVOLVES AHEAD OF A POST-TIM COOK ERARADMARYASEPTEMBER 12, 2020FORTUNE
It is with profound regret that we cannot point to Harwood as a football hero or the mainstay of the crew.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
We find a strong offset to the horror of Aztec cruelty in the very Bible, which we regard as the mainstay of our religious world.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
Many of the Americans now fancied, like the British, that since Lee was a prisoner their mainstay was gone.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
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WORDS RELATED TO MAINSTAY

  • ballast
  • bower
  • comfort
  • defense
  • fastener
  • foothold
  • grapnel
  • grappling iron
  • grip
  • hold
  • hook
  • kedge
  • mainstay
  • mooring
  • mud hook
  • pillar
  • protection
  • safeguard
  • security
  • staff
  • stay
  • support
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