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See definition of pillars on Dictionary.com
  • nouncolumn of building, or freestanding column
  • nounmainstay; source of strength

synonyms for pillars

  • pedestal
  • colonnade
  • mast
  • obelisk
  • pier
  • pilaster
  • piling
  • post
  • prop
  • shaft
  • stanchion
  • support
  • tower
  • upright
  • backbone
  • leader
  • light
  • rock
  • sinew
  • worthy
  • supporter
  • upholder
  • guider
  • tower of strength
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How to use pillars in a sentence

The blind Samson of labor will seize upon the pillars of society and bring them down in a common destruction.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
There were pillars of the snowy lime a hundred feet in height, glittering in dazzling beauty.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
They are composed of wood, the altars and pillars of the nave being of the same material.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The elegant roof was supported on three rows of red sandstone pillars, adorned with chaste gilding and stucco-work.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The pillars and walls are covered with a white cement, which is equal to marble for its polish.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The walls were formerly lined with marble, and had semi-detached marble pillars, the bases of which still remain.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
In the very centre of the hall he saw two pillars of a colossal size, and standing between them a being almost as large.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
This unthinkable giant had an arm about each pillar and strained as Samson had strained at the pillars of the temple.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
In the first court, on the ground floor, is situated a saloon, surrounded by two rows of wooden pillars.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The pillars are strengthened against lateral yielding by horizontal and diagonal bracing.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PILLARS

  • arcade
  • cloister
  • columniation
  • corridor
  • gallery
  • mezzanine
  • peripteros
  • peristyle
  • pillars
  • portico
  • veranda
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