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Examples of redoubt in a Sentence
The refugees gathered in a hilly redoubt several miles outside the city.
a massive stone redoubt at the entrance of the bay guarded the city
Recent Examples of redoubt from the Web
Even though only two states have actually voted so far this primary election season — Texas, a red-state redoubt, and Illinois, a blue-state stronghold — the battle for supremacy this primary season is all but complete.
Last August, the Lebanese Army defeated several hundred Islamic State militants and drove them from their mountainous redoubt in northeast Lebanon.
The Democrats’ latest hopes for Texas - still a Republican redoubt - emerged the day after the 2016 elections.
Dartmouth, that onetime conservative redoubt, had a student body where support for Trump just days before the election stood at 4.8 percent.
One reason for this profitability, aside from the dizzying amount of connections, is the control that Hartsfield’s largest tenant exerts from its south Atlanta redoubt.
Other above-average yields for mid-January popped up in flights out of fortress hubs—like United’s redoubt in Newark, and Delta’s Atlanta base.
While United benefits from lucrative international operations at its coastal redoubts in San Francisco and Newark, N.J., profit margins at its mid-continent hubs - Chicago, Houston and Denver - trail rivals by 10 percentage points, Kirby said.
The gathering at an Alpine ski resort is a redoubt of globalist, free-trade thinking starkly at odds with Trump’s worldview.
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Did You Know?
Based on its spelling, you might think that "redoubt" shares its origin with words such as "doubt" and "redoubtable," both of which derive from a Latin verb, dubitare. But that's not the case. "Redoubt" actually derives via French and Italian from a different Latin verb - reducere, meaning "to lead back," the same root that gives us "reduce." How that "b" ended up in "redoubt" is a lingering question, but some etymologists have posited that the word might have been conflated with another "redoubt" - a now-archaic transitive verb meaning "to regard with awe, dismay, or dread." Unlike its homographic twin, that "redoubt" does derive from the same root as "doubt" and "redoubtable."
Origin and Etymology of redoubt
REDOUBT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of redoubt for English Language Learners
: a small building or area that gives protection to soldiers under attack
: a safe or protected place
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