Word of the Day: Pillar

pil·lar/ˈpilər/, noun:

1. a tall vertical structure of stone, wood, or metal, used as a support for a building, or used as an ornament or monument.

The carrying power of a bridge is not the average strength of the pillars, but the strength of the weakest pillar. I have always believed that you do not measure the health of a society by GNP but by the condition of its worst off.” Zygmunt Bauman, 1925 –

2. a person or thing regarded as reliably providing essential support for something.

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society.” Henrik Ibsen, 1828 – 1906

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.” Pliny the Elder, 23 BC – 79 BC

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