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noun as in column of building, or freestanding column

noun as in mainstay; source of strength


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Example Sentences

One of the main pillars in our attempt to keep numbers low was intense contact tracing.

Einstein built general relativity on some pillars called Einstein’s principles.

This latter pillar has been eroding over the years, with the last independent poll conducted in 2016 showing only 30% support for the president.

Ortiz and HKS cantilevered the decks at Globe Life Field to produce more overhang than in the retro parks but without the obstructive steel pillars of the jewel box parks.

The clustered content links back to the pillar page, lifting the authority of the pillar page which highlights its importance.

While many Hawaiians still secretly worshipped the old gods, kapu was dead as a public pillar of the social structure.

In another generation, it will be useless, leading visitors straight into a pillar.

That morning, Israeli Air Force launched Operation Pillar of Defense in response to hundreds of incoming rockets from Gaza.

Yet over the course of this season, Sansa has become a pillar of strong womanhood.

I live just 45 minutes from my childhood home, so I am hardly the pillar of independence.

He that possesseth a good wife, beginneth a possession: she is a help like to himself, and a pillar of rest.

I insisted on her taking my own rocker, while I fixed myself on the floor with a pillar for a back-rest.

To solve this one I stopped on the tavern steps, leaned against a pillar, and gazed through the dozing village.

Up the tube vapours may be seen ascending at great speed, the whole appearing like a gigantic pillar of swiftly revolving smoke.

For a pillar of the Church, Billy displayed rather amazing tastes and abilities.

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On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pillar, such as: pedestal, colonnade, mast, obelisk, pier, and pilaster.

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