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the fortified border between North and South Korea
  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
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  • the fortified border between North and South Korea
  • fortify the levees to withstand more rain
  • fortified milk
  • ...the surest means will be to endeavour to fortify him against temptation, not to remove it out of his way.
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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  • But the inhabitants are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large.
    Num 13:28 (NET)
  • And fortify it strongly ’gainst the French;
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry V
  • calculated to rouse and fortify the mind
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Another two months to fortify and hide it from the prying eyes of aux patrols.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Fortify the Institute?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "It’s a fort, as in heavily fortified.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • She fortified herself with an energy drink and gummy worms, and when the caffeine and sugar kicked in, she felt invincible.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • A quack doctor pitched patent medicines from the back of a wagon: "A rare cordial to fortify the innards against infective parasites, unwholesome damps, and malignant effluvia!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Well fortified with grease, we left the pub and walked through town, dodging tractors and shouting to each other over the din of generators until the streets gave way to fields and the noise faded behind us.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She sensed Travis’s nervousness as he stood beside her, and she watched him fortify himself with a last sip of wine.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • It was slow going, but I felt fortified by the coin I held.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The earthen wall of the fortification that faced the river was bare and ugly, and the houses beyond were no more than plain wooden boxes.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • She needed a few more makeshift weapons, and a way to fortify the locks on her windows and doors.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Fortified by his good time at the Pickwells’, Maniac returned to the McNabs’.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Except for my brother Dom, fortified with the constitution of a bull, we were ill for much of the voyage.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Toward the end, we start making mega wishes and fortifying them with handfuls of pennies.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Someone had taken the carts from the store and tried stuffing them in the lanes, as if to create a kind of fortified wall against any unwanted visitors.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It was the day of her English lesson at Brooklyn College, and in order to become fortified for the dreadful trip by subway and for the session itself, she made herself eat.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This was more like an enormous fortified house, with thick stone walls and high, slitted windows.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Vivienne was keen to show me how they’d fortified it over the past centuries.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Fortifying supply lines, seeing to the wounded, reorganizing their troops.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Around the table all who were at Count Bezukhov’s house that night had gathered to fortify themselves.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • This fortification, gentlemen,—shall we see’t?
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Doc Daneeka paused again and fortified himself with a huge breath for a piercing ejaculation of grief.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • So now they began to labour hard in fortifying the main entrance, and in remaking the road that led from it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Certainly; it being at the same time perfectly understood that he should have been duly fortified against the poison to which he had not been accustomed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That’s like a military fortification.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • They had their own hootch at the edge of the perimeter, fortified with sandbags and a metal fence, and except for the bare essentials they avoided contact with the medical detachment.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • But Luma faced the perennial struggle of fortifying the ranks of each team with newcomers, few of whom had ever played organized soccer, and finding a way to get all of her players—rookies and veterans—to play together as a team.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He felt that to fortify his intelligence was to fortify his hate.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In English it said the ration consisted of eighteen fortified biscuits of baked wheat, animal fat and glucose, and that no more than six should be eaten in a twenty-four-hour period.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Alex got to her feet and took a fortifying breath.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Scopes were sending high-res shots of an Italian fortified town.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Lindberg gave a sly smile before he fortified himself with a few more sips of brandy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The car was packed by six fifteen, whereupon Mom insisted that we eat breakfast with Dad, although I had a moral opposition to eating before dawn on the grounds that I was not a nineteenth-century Russian peasant fortifying myself for a day in the fields.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He wasn’t really paying attention to it, but his hands had constructed a three-story compound with fortified walls, a moat, and a drawbridge.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • There had been other places, remote villages like this one, houses, abandoned farms, even a fortified castle once.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • I always came away from him feeling fortified and comforted.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Once more she ventured, and this time she fortified herself with the thought: "It’s a good lie—it’s a good lie—I won’t let it grieve me."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • So were Pine Mountain and Lost Mountain near by which were also fortified.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I was not sleepy, as the long sleep yesterday had fortified me, but I could not help experiencing that chill which comes over one at the coming of the dawn, which is like, in its way, the turn of the tide.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Do you guys spend a lot of time laying siege to fortified cities?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Unfortunately, the houses were too far apart to form a defensive perimeter by just fortifying the spaces between buildings.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And thus fortified, as I supposed, on every side, I began to profit by the strange immunities of my position.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • We ordered something rather special for dinner, with a bottle of something similarly out of the common way, in order that our minds might be fortified for the occasion, and we might come well up to the mark.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Sit down awhile, And let us once again assail your ears, That are so fortified against our story, What we two nights have seen.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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