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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 after a decades-long decline of America’s urban centers as shopping meccas, New York remains a redoubt of holiday tradition.
The insurgents, though weakened, were left secure in their redoubt.
In Alabama and beyond, Trump has solidified the party’s national identity as a last redoubt for old white guys who can’t get enough of Sean Hannity.
This was an attack from inside the Democratic redoubt, not another missile of deception and vitriol fired from Fox News.
And no wonder: The hotel, along with being perhaps London’s most stylish redoubt right now, is home to the Punch Room, one of the hottest clubs in town.
And though Jeremy Corbyn staged a surprise recovery for Labour in the U.K., the party has lost its reliable Scottish redoubt that gave it upward of 50 seats at Westminster. 2.
While Moore might win in red-state redoubts like Alabama, surely his virulent homophobia will make the GOP as a whole toxic in most of America?
The jihadists’ last redoubt is likely to be the city of Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria.
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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."
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