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Definition of Citadel


  1. A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.

Citadel Quotations

I've always disliked kamikazes, that is, people who commit suicide in order to kill others. Starting with the Japanese ones from World War II. I never considered them Pietro Miccas who torch the powder and go up with the citadel in order to block the arrival of the enemy troops at Torino. I never considered them soldiers.
Oriana Fallaci

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
John Keats

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.
Everett Dirksen

Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
Archibald MacLeish

I was being called to surrender the very citadel of my self. I was completely in the dark. I did not really know what repentance was or what I was required to repent of. It was indeed the turning point of my life.
Bede Griffiths
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Citadel Translations

citadel in Dutch is citadel
citadel in French is citadelle
citadel in German is Zitadelle
citadel in Latin is arx
citadel in Spanish is ciudadela
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