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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PILLARED

The throne was exactly before us, at the end of the pillared vista.

The holes were the spots on the dominoes with which the pillared hall was paved.

It was of the omnipotent—the pillared portal of the Temple of the Bell.

A pillared entrance, gained by steps, led into a small hall.

Neither are they grave monks nor anchorites nor pillared saints.

I jumped to the shelter of the pillared hall, where Satish pursued me angrily.

Still there was no movement among all the arrased, girdered, pillared hosts.

Westwards, the pillared front of the Ontario house is to be seen.

In all directions stretches the pillared immensity of the forests.

And now and then you see a pillared and porticoed great manor-house, embowered in trees.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French piler "pillar, column, pier" (12c., Modern French pilier) and directly from Medieval Latin pilare, from Latin pila "pillar, stone barrier." Figurative sense of "prop or support of an institution or community" is first recorded early 14c. Phrase pillar to post is c.1600, originally of tennis, exact meaning obscure.

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