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strength

[streŋkth]
(acoustics)
The maximum instantaneous rate of volume displacement produced by a sound source when emitting a wave with sinusoidal time variation.
(mechanics)
The stress at which material ruptures or fails.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strength

Of a material, the capability of the material to resist physical forces imposed on it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Strength

See also Brawniness.
Strife (See DISCORD.)
Stubbornness (See OBSTINACY.)
acorn
heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]
Atlas
Titan condemned to bear heavens on shoulders. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 38]
Atlas, Charles
(1892–1972) 20th-century strongman; went from “98-pound weakling” to “world’s strongest man.” [Am. Sports: Amory, 38–39]
Babe
Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
Bionic Man
superman of the technological age. [TV: “The Six Million Dollar Man” in Terrace, II: 294–295]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of power. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Bunyan, Paul
legendary woodsman of prodigious strength. [Am. Folklore: Paul Bunyan]
Cyclopes
one-eyed giants; builders of fortifications. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 346]
Hercules
his twelve labors revealed his godlike powers. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 122]
Katinka, the Powerful
a female Man Mountain Dean. [Am. Comics: “Toonerville Folks” in Horn, 668]
Little John
oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
meginjardir
Thor’s belt; doubled his power. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1076]
Milo of Croton
renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
Polydamas
huge athlete who killed a fierce lion with his bare hands, stopped a rushing chariot, lifted a mad bull, and died attempting to stop a falling rock. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 801]
Samson
possessed extraordinary might which derived from hair. [O.T.: Judges 16:17]
Superman
caped superhero and modern-day Hercules. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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New Delhi [India], June 17 ( ANI ): Sanjay Dutt has time and again said his late father Sunil Dutt was his pillar of strength.
If it hadn't been for them, I wouldn't be here." Amitabh Bachchan also shared that when he was being accused of various things in his career, Balasaheb stood by his side like a pillar of strength. He said, "There was a time where there some serious allegations on me and my family.
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SDLP leader Colm Eastwood said Mrs Mallon had been a life-long member of the party and stood strong against violence from the early days of the Troubles He added: "Gertrude will long be remembered as a pillar of strength and a source of hope for SDLP members in Armagh during the darkest days of conflict, none more so than her devoted and beloved husband Seamus..
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When he's not disowning her or threatening her with violence, Cain can usually be counted on to be there for Charity and he's proving to be a pillar of strength during his cousin's court case.
"After World War II, we saw a world dominated by Western powers but with this 21st century, the balance of economic, cultural and political power is shifting from the West to Asia, with the peaceful rise of China as a pillar of strength for Asian countries, particularly Pakistan'.
A POEM about my dear departed grandmother) A pillar of strength from the day I was born, A presence of love, from my first blink, to first yawn, You gave your whole heart, in all that you did, A shining example, to this young kid, Headstrong, determined, and set in your ways, I'm lucky to have witnessed your will in those days, Family came first with your at the core, A friendly wide smile as you came through the door, Your beloved pet dog lain there at your side, Your protector, so loyal, with vigour and pride, You gave so much effort, your heart and your soul, Your family's wellbeing, your ultimate goal, The passage of time is an old fickle friend, Unkind to you towards the end, But never a day will go and pass, Where I don't think of you, dear Sacriston lass.
She was a source of wisdom and witticism, as well as a pillar of strength to all those who knew her.
A pillar of strength in the Wales back-row, he has become both an attacking force and a defensive rock.
Kelburne's weakened squad did well to keep the score down to six against the Dutch league leaders with ex-international defender Mark Ralph a pillar of strength at the back.