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synonyms for mainstays

  • 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 mainstays in a sentence

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.
BERT WILSON ON THE GRIDIRONJ. W. DUFFIELD
It is thought that Caesar Cremoninus, a philosopher famous in his time, was one of its mainstays.
THEODICYG. W. LEIBNIZ
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.
SAMUEL THE SEEKERUPTON SINCLAIR
Inspired by benevolence and sustained by courage, they have been the mainstays of all social renovation and progress.
CHARACTERSAMUEL SMILES
The common field pea, or speckled Jack, was one of the mainstays of the Confederacy.
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION IN ALABAMAWALTER L. FLEMING
The judge who tried the combatants of Paris or the provinces, placed in the dock the mainstays of the law.
NAPOLEON THE LITTLEVICTOR HUGO
Home-spun, heavy tanned duck, corduroy or moleskin, and flannel underclothing should be the mainstays of a miner's wardrobe.
THE A B C OF MININGCHARLES A. BRAMBLE
May not thy mainstays be snapped; Mayest thou not run aground.
EGYPTIAN TALES, FIRST SERIES, IVTH TO XIITH DYNASTYW. M. FLINDERS PETRIE
Peggy Simms stood before Rainey, clinging to the mainstays, a different girl to the one that he had known.
A MAN TO HIS MATEJ. ALLAN DUNN
He bowed politely to those two mainstays of society, the brothers Leroux, and went downstairs.
THE BLONDE LADYMAURICE LEBLANC
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