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
Recent Examples of fortress from the Web
The modifications that are needed to turn them into flying fortresses.
Unfortunately for tourists hoping to visit Central Park's iconic fortress, Belvedere Castle will be closed for the rest of 2018 for repairs.
In response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump demanded that the government arm teachers and turn schools into fortresses to curb gun violence.
The most alarming moments came when Viet Cong forces blew a hole in the fortress-like U.S. Embassy in Saigon and staged a fierce six-hour battle in which five Americans died before the invaders were beaten back.
For decades, bank branches were built to have a fortress-like look and feel.
The survey also revealed a surprising number of defense systems from walls, to ramparts, to fortresses.
It is routed 2 miles with a 700-foot climb to Castle Pass, with a view directly above to fortress-like Castle Peak; with no fresh snow (and no post-holing), the peak will be accessible by snow trekking this month.
Fox said parental pressure often pushes schools to engage in active shooter drills, evacuations and more extreme exercises — even though few adults would tolerate fortress-like workplaces or stressful emergency drills in their everyday lives.
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Origin and Etymology of fortress
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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