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Definition of Fortress


  1. A fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security.
  2. To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.

Fortress Quotations

The Arabs are ready to accept a strong Israel with nuclear arms - all it has to do is open the gates of its fortress and make peace.
Mahmoud Darwish

There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress would explode.
Joseph de Maistre

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
Martin Luther

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.
Edward Coke

The influence of 'Hidden Fortress' comes up a lot because it was printed in a book once. The truth is, the only thing I was inspired by was the fact that it's told from the point of view of two peasants, who get mixed up with a samurai and princess and a lot of very high-level people.
George Lucas
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Fortress Translations

fortress in Dutch is vesting
fortress in French is forteresse
fortress in German is Festung
fortress in Italian is fortezza
fortress in Latin is arx, pugnaculum
fortress in Norwegian is festning
fortress in Spanish is alcazaba, fortaleza
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