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  • nounstronghold
  • nounstronghold

synonyms for fortresses

  • acropolis
  • blockhouse
  • camp
  • castle
  • citadel
  • fastness
  • fortification
  • garrison
  • redoubt
  • station
  • rampart
  • garrison
  • barrier
  • citadel
  • castle
  • fort
  • redoubt
  • bastille
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How to use fortresses in a sentence

Stirling surrendered on July 20, the last of the Scottish fortresses that held out against Edward.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
From the first he saw that the one and only way to wear down the Spanish resistance was to capture the fortresses.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Many of the hills are crowned with ruined fortresses and occasionally an imposing modern summer residence is to be seen.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Much can be seen of that chain of damaged fortresses, and the details of most of them are now known.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Richmond Castle at one time was one of the most formidable and strongly situated of the northern fortresses.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
As a military man he knew well how zealously the secrets of all fortresses are guarded.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
The Bank was one of his fortresses; and he trusted that a new India House would be the other.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
At every one of those fortresses the governors and engineers had orders to pay every attention to the distinguished stranger.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Their fortresses lay in the north and west, while the Saxons attacked the east and south.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Antiochus, the son of Demetrius, obliged him to shut himself up in one of the fortresses, and there he killed himself.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
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