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Definition of Bulwark


  1. A rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork.
  2. That which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection.
  3. The sides of a ship above the upper deck.
  4. To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect.

Bulwark Quotations

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
Edwin Louis Cole

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
William Blackstone

The greatest bulwark against an overreaching government, as tyrants know, is a religious population. That is because religious people form communities of interest adverse to government control of their lives; religious communities rely on their families and each other rather than an overarching government utilizing force.
Ben Shapiro

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Guns are the ultimate bulwark against government misbehavior.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Bulwark Translations

bulwark in German is Bollwerk
bulwark in Norwegian is skansekledning
bulwark in Spanish is baluarte
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