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Word: bastion

Definition: stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism


Sentences Containing 'bastion'

A small white cloud, which had attracted Dantes'attention, crowned the summit of the bastion of the Chateaud' If.

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