Examples of bastille in a Sentence
were amazed by the squalid, cramped quarters in the town's historic bastille
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In these wet, wooden bastilles in New York waters, more Americans died than in all the battles of the Revolutionary War combined.
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Origin and Etymology of bastille
First Known Use: 1741See Words from the same year
Synonymsjail, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]
Related Wordsbull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk (s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training school
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