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Angels & Demons
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  • Langdon looked out at the towering stone bastions that loomed ahead-impenetrable fortifications surrounding the complex . a strangely earthly defense for a spiritual world of secrets, power, and mystery.
  • "If there is another way in," he said, "it’s probably recessed in the rear bastion-more of an escape route than an entrance."
  • He sprinted toward the bastion, running on fumes, gazing upward at the citadel’s circular core as it shot skyward to a gargantuan, sword-wielding angel.
  • Leaning out, he grabbed the top of the first bulwark, dragged himself onto the wall, and dropped onto the castle’s lower bastion.
  • The tunnel inclined steeply as it left the Castle St. Angelo, proceeding upward into the underside of a stone bastion that looked like a Roman aqueduct.

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  • These rules are a bastion against corruption.
  • The universities were the last bastion of freedom, but they were purged of anyone who questioned official propaganda shortly after the coup.

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