Defeat brings prudence and concentration; it ennobles and fortifies.
A contest so noble and so perpetual sustains and fortifies the mind.
It refreshes you, sir: it fortifies you: and as for liking it—gad!
In the meantime it equips and fortifies itself as for a combat.
The evidence with which Mr. Randall fortifies his position is inconclusive.
In other words, his will ...