Examples of fortress in a Sentence
the boys built a snow fortress and then challenged the neighborhood kids to an in-your-face snowball fight
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This fortress is more hands-on than the fortifications at Pskov and retains more of its original architecture.
Despite fears (and hopes) that President Trump would withdraw America from the world stage and institute a fortress-America foreign policy, the new guard has put Obama’s foreign policy on autopilot.
Bastille Day recognizes that day in 1789 when an outraged group of Parisians stormed the Bastille, a fortress and prison.
StubHub Center, once a fortress for the Galaxy, has turned into a house of horrors with the team winning a league-low one home game in eight tries this season.
Over the months that follow, Michael and Sue send us photographs of the guinea pigs playing within the fortress, its grand walls and turrets shrinking as time goes on.
In an amusing action scene, Gru and the fumbling Dru attempt a heist on Bratt’s fortress, which is modeled after a Rubik’s Cube.
The empty water jug, like a fortress, teetered slightly on the shelf, reacting very differently than water.
The towering ruins of the Aldobrandeschi fortress stand atop a hillside overlooking the village.
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Origin and Etymology of fortress
Middle English forteresse, from Anglo-French fortelesce, forteresse, from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
FORTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fortress for English Language Learners
: a place that is protected against attack : a fortified place
FORTRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of fortress for Students
: a place that is protected against attack
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