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bulwark
 n.  earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  There was only one thing in the world that was a certain bulwark against any calamity which fate could bring, and that was money.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
2  Rude, illiterate, dirty, he was a bulwark between the ladies and the terrors of Reconstruction.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
3  "I won't think of it now," she said again, aloud, trying to push her misery to the back of her mind, trying to find some bulwark against the rising tide of pain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
4  It is a bulwark of sound religion.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
5  She felt that he was a bulwark between her and the darkness that grew thicker as the delayed storm came down in sleet.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  The inherited stupidity of the race--sound English common sense he jovially termed it--was shown to be the proper bulwark for society.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
7  It became necessary, therefore, to destroy this last bulwark of Calvinism--a dangerous leaven with which the ferments of civil revolt and foreign war were constantly mingling.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
8  Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pier-heads; some looking over the bulwarks of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
9  Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn, you found yourself in a wide, low, straggling entry with old-fashioned wainscots, reminding one of the bulwarks of some condemned old craft.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
10  But at that moment he is sprung upon by a panther billow leaping over the bulwarks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
11  All round, her unpanelled, open bulwarks were garnished like one continuous jaw, with the long sharp teeth of the sperm whale, inserted there for pins, to fasten her old hempen thews and tendons to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
12  The long rows of teeth on the bulwarks glistened in the moonlight; and like the white ivory tusks of some huge elephant, vast curving icicles depended from the bows.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
13  Suddenly he came to a halt by the bulwarks, and inserting his bone leg into the auger-hole there, and with one hand grasping a shroud, he ordered Starbuck to send everybody aft.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
14  Outside of the bulwarks their eager crews with one hand clung to the rail, while one foot was expectantly poised on the gunwale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
15  Darkness came on; but three lights up and down in the Pequod's main-rigging dimly guided our way; till drawing nearer we saw Ahab dropping one of several more lanterns over the bulwarks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
Example Sentence:
1  The navy is our principal bulwark against invasion.
2  That country is a bulwark of freedom.