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There are few mainstays of disaster zone shortages: food, clean drinking water, medical attention.

As Prof. Gasque sees it, map makers should prize locally used apostrophes as mainstays of history.

Fruits and veggies are mainstays of the Mediterranean diet, along with legumes and fish.

The pill has been with us for about 50 years and is one of the mainstays of population control.

Mainstays like Jenny Craig and the Zone fared relatively poorly, while Weight Watchers and the Mediterranean diet did well.

In less than a week he was back to his old time form, and became as he had been before, one of the mainstays of the team.

It is thought that Caesar Cremoninus, a philosopher famous in his time, was one of its mainstays.

And then they called on Dr. Barton, a young physician, whom Everley declared to be one of the mainstays of the local of the town.

Inspired by benevolence and sustained by courage, they have been the mainstays of all social renovation and progress.

The common field pea, or speckled Jack, was one of the mainstays of the Confederacy.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mainstays, such as: pillar, backbone, bulwark, strength, buttress, and standby.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.