- a large fortified place; a fort or group of forts, often including a town; citadel.
- any place of exceptional security; stronghold.
- Some lawmakers bristled at the idea that protecting the Capitol from rioters would require turning the Capitol into a partial fortress.
- It is unclear if such efforts are the work of individuals aiming to disrupt the inauguration, or merely curious passersby documenting the fortress that has sprung up across downtown.
- The more quickly a fortress of immunity is built, the easier it is to thwart the virus as it hits blockade after blockade.
- The constant monitoring of common space is corrosive on its own terms because it breeds paranoia and gives our infrastructure the veneer of a fortress.
- The rebels defended themselves from within an improvised fortress but ultimately were no match for their captors’ army.
- After all, we have constructed Fortress America at enormous cost.
- Each of us believes what we choose to believe, and facts have become bricks to shore up the fortress of our own biases.
- It was a ponderous labyrinth of bolts, locks, and steel doors, making it an almost impregnable fortress.
- On my way back into town, I walked by the fortress of tents surrounding the harbor, readying for the yacht show.
- The ancient Grande Mosque and Kasbah fortress line the main plaza square.
- The garrison of the town and fortress was nearly three thousand strong.
- The governor of the fortress was provided with a safe residence in Egypt, and an annual pension of 75,000 piasters.
- While the fortress was undermining at home, they were not idle, who were preparing to storm it from abroad.
- At Stettin, during the armistice, he entered the fortress and tried to seduce the governor, an ex-Jacobin and erstwhile friend.
- The enemy was confident that any attempt on the fortress must be preceded by the passage of the river by the whole French army.