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fortify
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition to make stronger — such as:
  • to add defensive fortifications to a site to withstand attack
  • to make a structure or organization stronger
  • to inspire emotional and mental strength
  • to strengthen an argument
  • to add nutrients to increase the healthfulness
  • For some time Mrs. Crupp could only lay her hand upon her nankeen bosom, and fortify herself against returning pain with sips of her medicine.
    Chapters 25-27 (76% in)
  • CHAPTER 24 MY FIRST DISSIPATION It was a wonderfully fine thing to have that lofty castle to myself, and to feel, when I shut my outer door, like Robinson Crusoe, when he had got into his fortification, and pulled his ladder up after him.
    Chapters 22-24 (81% in)
  • 'I have no hesitation in saying,' said Mr. Chillip, fortifying himself with another sip of negus, 'between you and me, sir, that her mother died of it — or that tyranny, gloom, and worry have made Mrs. Murdstone nearly imbecile.
    Chapters 58-60 (66% in)

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