Definition of 'bastion'
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She discovers that the last bastion of humanity lives in a complex network of underground caves. Christianity Today (2000)And is light entertainment the last bastion of male chauvinism? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Dance can still seem like the last male cultural bastion. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What worries them is the dismantling of bastions of privilege. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This school seems more bastion of privilege than object of charity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Football has been a bastion of our freedom to let rip. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The role of the pub as a bastion of male bonding has also been eroded by changing social mores. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Last post for the male bastion? Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is a final male bastion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Conservatives argue that it should be banned largely for religious reasons while liberals say that it is the last bastion of inequality. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The last great bastion of French culinary purity has gone ethnic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One of the last bastions of freedom is the Press. The Sun (2012)Some areas clearly remain bastions of male power - but for how much longer? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is still the last male bastion, she says. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A secondary modern in England's last bastion of selective education has turned itself into a comprehensive in a plan to rival nearby grammar schools. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'bastion'
British English: bastion NOUN
If a system or organization is described as a bastion of a particular way of life, it is seen as being important and effective in defending that way of life.
...a bastion of home cooking.
Definition of bastion from the Collins English Dictionary
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