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Definition a stronghold or fortress
  • If the citadel falls, all is lost.
  • The New York Stock Exchange is a citadel of capitalism.
  • Every time she retired to her citadel of dreams she came forth radiant and refreshed, as one who has seen the evening star, or heard sweet music, or smelled the rose of joy.
    Kate Douglas Wiggin  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • A strong citadel it was indeed, and not to be taken by a host of enemies, if there were any within that could hold weapons; unless...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • citadel = fortress
  • There still reverberated in her mind the crashes of the two impregnable citadels of her life, thundering to dust about her ears.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • This house is large and very fine, set into the wall of the citadel, high on the mount that rises sharply behind the wide arc of the gulf.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • The citadel not of Quality, the citadel of form and substance.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She lit another cigarette and looked out at the citadel next to Skeppsholmen.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The citadel walls and fortifications protecting Old College loomed behind them, white and gleaming beneath the moon.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Thus master of the citadel, he uttered a shout of joy, and suddenly halted, petrified.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • What do you mean by alarming the citadel at this time of night consecrated to me?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • We had one more tune-up, which resulted in a win over The Citadel, and then we faced FSU again.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • There was a picture of my grandfather in his Citadel uniform.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Above the walls rose a citadel, and then a faceted lighthouse, which swept its hazy beam across the dark waters.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • All her powers, all the frontier guards of her spirit, were being called in and concentrated at the citadel of her heart.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Though I swore I leap'd from the window of the citadel,— FIRST LORD.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • 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.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Frequent and violent temptations were a proof that the citadel of the soul had not fallen and that the devil raged to make it fall.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Their chief city was Osgiliath, Citadel of the Stars. through the midst of which the River flowed.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • You knew you wouldn't make it out of the citadel.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance

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