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 Meanings and Examples of CITADEL
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citadel
 n.  fortress; fortified place which people could go for shelter during battle
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  They came at last to the land where thou wilt descry a city now great, New Carthage, and her rising citadel, and bought ground, called thence Byrsa, as much as a bull's hide would encircle.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
2  The Tyrians are hot at work to trace the walls, to rear the citadel, and roll up great stones by hand, or to choose a spot for their dwelling and enclose it with a furrow.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
3  For he saw, how warring round the Trojan citadel here the Greeks fled, the men of Troy hard on their rear; here the Phrygians, plumed Achilles in his chariot pressing their flight.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
4  But the two snakes glide away to the high sanctuary and seek the fierce Tritonian's citadel, and take shelter under the goddess' feet beneath the circle of her shield.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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5  Yet we urge it on, mindless and infatuate, and plant the ill-ominous thing in our hallowed citadel.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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6  Madly I seize my arms, nor is there so much purpose in arms; but my spirit is on fire to gather a band for fighting and charge for the citadel with my comrades.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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7  I move on, and revisit the citadel and Priam's dwelling; where now in the spacious porticoes of Juno's sanctuary, Phoenix and accursed Ulysses, chosen sentries, were guarding the spoil.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
8  He treated the strategy of the hostile general like a citadel, and made a breach in it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—THE EIGHTEENTH OF JUNE, 1815
9  The insurrection had made of the centre of Paris a sort of inextricable, tortuous, colossal citadel.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
10  The staircase of paving-stones which permitted one to mount it like the wall of a citadel had been reconstructed.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN THE ABYSS IF ONE DOES NO...
11  The Comte de Toiras retired into the citadel St. Martin with his garrison, and threw a hundred men into a little fort called the fort of La Pree.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
12  Nor do I see of what service a citadel can be said to be, when to recover the city you must employ a consular army under a Fabius Maximus.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIV.
13  But that the Romans would, in any case, have recovered Tarentum, is plain from what happened at Capua, where there was no citadel, and which they retook, simply by the valour of their soldiers.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIV.
14  On which undertaking they suffered her to enter the citadel.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
15  He lashed the horses on and they flew forward nothing loth into the open country, leaving the high citadel of Pylos behind them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
Example Sentence:
1  The citadel overlooked the city like a protecting angel.
2  To place something else at the center may arouse fears that superstition and non-scientific ideas will attack an undefended citadel of science.