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Word: bulwark

Definition: strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends


Sentences Containing 'bulwark'

Accustomed in Jerusalem from early times to look to the east for help, and aware, as the Roman procurator Petronius was, that the Jews of Babylon could render effectual assistance, Babylonia became with the fall of Jerusalem the very bulwark of Judaism.
After NATO maneuvers, she returned to Newport 10 October and prepared to become part of the nation's far-flung bulwark in the Korean War.
After the acceptance of the country into Christian Europe under Stephen I, Hungary served as a bulwark against further invasions from the east and south, especially against the Turks.
All then proceeded to the poop, which was very handsomely decorated, and seated themselves on the bulwark benches; the boatswain passed along the gangway and piped all hands to strip, which they did in an instant.
Another portrait of Bayfield, aged 27, by the same artist, appears in the "Bulwark of Truth", 1657, and again in the "Tractatus", 1662.
Both of these expressions Mrs. Crupp considered actionable, and had expressed her intention of bringing before a 'British Judy'--meaning, it was supposed, the bulwark of our national liberties.
In Episode 8, Henry has Cromwell initiate overtures to the Emperor to make peace with Rome as a bulwark against a hostile France, and the King starts to pay court to Lady Jane Seymour after Anne's two miscarriages following the birth of Princess Elizabeth.
In the 1980s, this approach - which was initially seen as an exceptional measure taken in the case of the Malay community - became entwined with the rhetoric of Asian values, which saw the promotion of a greater consciousness and pride in each citizen's own ethnic heritage, as a bulwark against the supposedly negative influences of Western cultural influences.
It's a paradox that they were a bunch of people who in many ways were fascist, but they were the bulwark against the fall of democracy.
Of the amphibious warfare ships in service, the fleet includes: an amphibious assault ship (HMS "Ocean") and two landing platform docks (HMS "Albion" and HMS "Bulwark") - "Bulwark" being current flagship of the fleet.
One of the Cardinals argues that the Nazis are the last bulwark that remains against Soviet domination of Europe.
Over the next few years Crean followed Scott successively to "Albemarle", "Essex" and "Bulwark".
That these were the ornament and bulwark of the kingdom, worthy followers of their most renowned ancestors, whose honour had been the reward of their virtue, from which their posterity were never once known to degenerate.
The existing carriers (all built during, or just after World War II) were refitted, two ("Bulwark" and "Albion") becoming "commando" carriers, and three ("Victorious", "Eagle", and "Ark Royal") being rebuilt with modern radars, angled decks, and steam catapults to operate modern jet aircraft. Starting in 1965 with "Centaur", one by one these carriers were decommissioned without replacement, culminating with the 1979 retirement of the "Ark Royal".
This bulwark was erected downstream on a rocky platform, but the effects of erosion and Atlantic storms (especially a violent storm in 1669) caused severe damage to the original bulwark.

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