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- n. Person who supplies strong and reliable support, especially in difficult times.
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- n. a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
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The assignment of General Grant to the command of the Union armies in the winter of 1863-64 gave presage of success from the start, for his eminent abilities had already been proved, and besides, he was a tower of strength to the Government, because he had the confidence of the people.
Were she once to get hold of that word paraphernalia, it would be as a tower of strength to her.