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Now it's about staying in the team and trying to make this place a fortress again. The Sun (2016)We have to turn this place into a fortress again. The Sun (2006)The impregnable fortress was to become his prison for the rest of his life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Holidaymakers who take up the following offers will have a fortress town closer to hand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is as if the family has become a fortress. Times, Sunday Times (2008)America must not become a fortress. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Romans had built a virtually impregnable fortress there. Christianity Today (2000)The captain of a Norman fortress town had disciplinary duties as well as military ones. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)Both met their end on the same day with the Emir surveying the grisly spectacle from the great fortress. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nor should we imagine that we can build ourselves a fortress to keep the wretched of the Earth at bay. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I'm trying to persuade him to move or build a fortress around the house. The Sun (2012)We can't build a fortress Britain. The Sun (2009) Build a fortress for self-defence. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)A permanent wine exhibition housed in a medieval fortress where all the best Italian wines can be tasted and purchased. Collins Traveller-Tuscany and Florence (1993)Inside the wall, four families contending with one another and with a great, golden fortress. A Plague of Angels (1993)The area had become a fortress for international consultants, diplomats and the American military. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The solution was to build the great Victorian fortress prisons, many of which remain in use today. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Victoria Road is proving more of a sand castle than a fortress with just two wins in their last 11 home games. The Sun (2013)
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British English: fortress NOUN
A fortress is a castle or other large strong building that is difficult for enemies to enter.
...a medieval fortress.
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