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 Meanings and Examples of BASTION
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bastion
 n.  fortress; projecting part of fortification; well-fortified position
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  In fact the Rochellais had made a sortie during the night, and had retaken a bastion of which the royal army had gained possession two days before.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
2  The matter was to ascertain, by reconnoitering, how the enemy guarded this bastion.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
3  They arrived thus, screened by the lining of the trench, till they came within a hundred paces of the bastion.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
4  At the turning of the counterscarp they found themselves within about sixty paces of the bastion.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
5  They saw no one, and the bastion seemed abandoned.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
6  They knew all they wished to know; the bastion was guarded.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
7  The young man turned quickly round, for this attack could not have come from the bastion, which was hidden by the angle of the trench.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
8  He aimed a terrible blow at d'Artagnan, who avoided it by springing to one side; but by this movement he left a passage free to the bandit, who darted off toward the bastion.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
9  As the Rochellais who guarded the bastion were ignorant of the intentions of the man they saw coming toward them, they fired upon him, and he fell, struck by a ball which broke his shoulder.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
10  We are going, in order to win it, to remain an hour in the bastion.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS
11  Arrived at the bastion, the four friends turned round.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS
12  All the spectators returned him his salute, accompanying this courtesy with a loud hurrah which was audible to the four; after which all four disappeared in the bastion, whither Grimaud had preceded them.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS
13  As Athos had foreseen, the bastion was only occupied by a dozen corpses, French and Rochellais.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 47 THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS
14  Arrived at the foot of the bastion, there were still more than a dozen of the enemy.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 47 THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS
15  The Rochellais had at last taken possession of the bastion.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 47 THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS
Example Sentence:
1  The villagers fortified the town hall, hoping this improvised bastion could protect them from the guerillas' raids.
2  To do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.
3  These clubs are the last bastions of male privilege.