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That tower is garrisoned and bulwarked by the attributes of His own everlasting nature.

He was rather glad that it should be so bulwarked by conventionality.

She had two masts, and on these were bulwarked platforms for archers and slingers.

Tommy himself had prudently departed, bulwarked by his new comrades.

Beyond was a lake, very blue in the sunlight, bulwarked by undulant hills.

He saw them bulwarked and corroborated by all the lessons and revelations of history.

His vanity, bulwarked by the strangely apt events succeeding his discomfiture, might well renew hope.

No one can compute how much the bulwarked learned ones have blocked the path of wisdom.

Except where they are bulwarked by the climate, they must be drowned by the mounting wave of their superior rivals.

Backed by law, bulwarked by political power, owning men and money-bags, Colonel Dodd rode home with great serenity.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle Dutch bulwerke or Middle High German bolwerc, probably from bole "plank, tree trunk" (from Proto-Germanic *bul-, from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell;" see bole) + werc "work" (see work (n.)). Figurative sense is from 1570s.

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