tower of strength

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Noun1.tower of strength - a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comforttower of strength - a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
sponsor, supporter, patron - someone who supports or champions something
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The dressers, often inexperienced or nervous, found her a tower of strength.
It cost us Argives dear enough to lose such a tower of strength as you were to us.
Son of Atreus, check your anger, I implore you; end this quarrel with Achilles, who in the day of battle is a tower of strength to the Achaeans.
I thought of the other Societies, too numerous to mention, all built up on this man as on a tower of strength.
One hung over the after-capstan, sobbing for breath, and I stood amongst them like a tower of strength, impervious to disease and feeling only the sickness of my soul.
Fiona Tuomey has shown she is a tower of strength by founding the Healing Untold Grief Group (HUGG) which also aims to prevent future loss of life.
Since completing the Tower of Strength challenge he has raised almost PS2,000.
Janmaat was a tower of strength, Captain Colo has gone back to the sensible, reliable central defender he once was, Paul Dummett proved once again he's got great qualities in the centre of defence, and Massadio Haidara was reliable and adventurous when breaking.
He has also been a real tower of strength for the rest of the lads during what has been a really difficult season.
She said: "Emmy and her family are a tower of strength.
Sophie sadly died and the charity, which is based at the hospital, proved a tower of strength during this difficult time.
Christine has been a tower of strength for me when things have been bad.