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How to use mainstay in a sentence

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
We have been told ad nauseam that the purchase system has been the mainstay of the British army.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
Panto was indeed the mainstay of his business; it was even the warp and woof of his life.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 152, MARCH 21, 1917VARIOUS
A loyal military aristocracy like the Junkers is the mainstay of a national monarchy.
GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
It is the question which most closely concerns the industrial classes; for the land is the mainstay of Irish industry.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
He was his mothers mainstay now in the little cabin set so far from any other habitation in the depth of the wilderness.
BOYS AND GIRLS OF COLONIAL DAYSCAROLYN SHERWIN BAILEY
For forty years he was, in fact, the mainstay of her Government.
TEN TUDOR STATESMENARTHUR D. INNES
Throughout the season, I have been its supporter, its mainstay, its benefactor.
THE BOY SCOUTS OF LAKEVILLE HIGHLESLIE W. QUIRK
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO MAINSTAY

  • base
  • basis
  • center
  • core
  • cornerstone
  • crux
  • foundation
  • fundament
  • heart
  • linchpin
  • mainstay
  • principle
  • root
  • support
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