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bulwark
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Jane Eyre
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  • I saw he was of the material from which nature hews her heroes — Christian and Pagan — her lawgivers, her statesmen, her conquerors: a steadfast bulwark for great interests to rest upon; but, at the fireside, too often a cold cumbrous column, gloomy and out of place.

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  • It is a bulwark against storms.
  • The sailors looked over the bulwarks.

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