tower of strength

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Jill says former Hearts manager George was a tower of strength as she bravely fought the disease.
Bestway cash and carry managing director Younus Sheikh said: "Len is a well-respected member of the industry and he has been a tower of strength in making the merger work between our two companies.
Cleo is a tower of strength," says Mary Hart, director of operations.
Current single Breath Me In shined with as much grandiose brilliance as the classic Severina, with the uplifting Deliverance and the fans' ode Tower Of Strength proving to be a couple of highlights among many, confirming that this was a triumphant return to form.
The much-maligned Titus Bramble was a tower of strength as the Teessiders mounted attack after attack, but it was keeper Shay Given who stole the show with three outstanding first-half saves to ensure that his 99th consecutive league appearance ended with a clean sheet.
Finally, in episodes depicting the journey into Egypt, such as Correggio's Madonna della Scodella (1520s), the saint is an overtly-muscular tower of strength.
Patrick Daly of Hamilton, the president for the past two years, is a tower of strength around Queen's Park.
Sulzberger said, "Walter Mattson has been a warm friend and a tower of strength and I shall miss him.
Andre has been a tower of strength over the past few months, working to regularize the financial systems of our group and meet the heavy filing requirements of the SEC.
And he has been a tower of strength to his family, thinking of them even as he went into an operating theatre for major heart surger y.
He was the tower of strength which kept the clubs toeing the line.
White, who started his career at Boro, has been a tower of strength alongside skipper Ian Miller at the centre of a back four which is a more compact and organised unit than that which started the season, Miller being the only survivor.