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noun as in top, tower

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Understanding both the similarities and differences between the two sieges is critical to properly safeguarding this citadel of democracy — and democracy itself — moving forward.

That’s a plot line for a Tom Clancy novel, not something that would happen in the citadel of democracy.

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He hits bottom at Rocamadour, a sanctuary in the Dordogne known as a citadel of faith devoted to Mary.

They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the Confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.

She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken.

Once this citadel is breached, the other walls can come tumbling down.

It turns out that Santorum has a deep connection to the Citadel.

The jagged top and spurs of San Jacinto Mountain shone like the turrets and posterns of a citadel built of rubies.

The Spaniards, hard pressed on all sides, seemed determined to make their last stand in the old citadel.

He resides in the Citadel Rhamnughur, which lies on the left bank of the Ganges, above the town.

He was so good a man, and so profoundly revered by the Athenians, that they intrusted to him the keys of their citadel.

Calvin thereupon adopted Geneva as the site of his moral fortunes; he made it thenceforth the citadel of his ideas.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to citadel, such as: bastion, fortification, fortress, blockhouse, castle, and fastness.

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